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Publisher Description

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Descartes in just one hour.

Descartes was the first modern philosopher. His scepticism led him to doubt all certainties, until finally he arrived at his famous maxim 'I think therefore I am'. He would also apply his rationalism with great effect in science and mathematics, conceiving a scheme for scientific method and inventing Cartesian co-ordinates in geometry.

Descartes: Philosophy in an Hour an audiobook with an expert account of Descartes’ life and philosophical ideas – entertainingly written and above all easy listening. Also included are selections from Descartes’ work, suggested further reading, and chronologies that place Descartes in the context of the broader scheme of philosophy.

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‘Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them . . .I find them hard to stop reading.’ New York Times

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‘Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character . . . I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.’ Boston Globe

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About the author

Paul Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many publications including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy was earned at Trinity College, Dublin.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
NARRATOR
JK
Jonathan Keeble
LENGTH
01:04
hr min
RELEASED
2013
August 29
PUBLISHER
William Collins
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
51.8
MB

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