DescarteseBook - 1998
This volume in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series brings together some of the most influential essays on Descartes' philosophy to have appeared in the last 50 years, edited by Descartes specialist Professor John Cottingham. A lucid introduction by the editor outlines the principle features of Descartes' philosophy and summarizes the main arguments of each chapter. Covering the full range of Descartes' thought, the volume opens with a cluster of central issues in Descartes' metaphysics: systematic doubt, the Cogito, clarity and distinctness, and the Cartesian Circle; followed by chapters on Descartes' theory of the will, and his account of necessity and possibility. Two notorious and interrelated problems in Descartes' system are then dealt with: the distinction between mind and body, and the unity of the human being.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Characteristics: viii, 326 p. ; 22 cm.