Descartes and the Enlightenment (McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas)

Descartes and the Enlightenment (McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas) by Peter A. Schouls

Title: Descartes and the Enlightenment (McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas)
Author: Peter A. Schouls
ISBN10: 0852245629
ISBN13: 978-0852245620
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (April 5, 1989)
Language: English
Subcategory: Philosophy
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Pages: 196 pages
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Descartes and the Enlightenment (McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas) by Peter A. Schouls


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Schouls limits himself to a discussion of these three concepts in order to escape facile and vague generalizations. For the same reason, in relating Descartes to eighteenth-century thinkers, Schouls limits his attention to a single part of the spectrum of acknowledged Enlightenment reflection, the French "philosopes." From their writings he demonstrates that they are, and acknowledge themselves to be, Descartes' progeny.