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René Descartes

Philosopher, Mathematician (31-Mar-1596 — 11-Feb-1650)


. Études sur le rôle de la pensée médiévale dans la formation du système cartésien. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin. 1930. 336pp. Language: French.

Lilli Alanen. Descartes's Concept of Mind. Harvard University Press. 2003. 355pp.

Joseph Almog. What Am I? Descartes and the Mind-Body Problem. Oxford University Press. 2005. 160pp.

Robert Ariew; Marjorie Grene (editors). Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies. University of Chicago Press. 1995. 261pp.

Roger Ariew. Descartes and the Last Scholastics. Cornell University Press. 1999. 230pp.

Gordon Baker; Katherine J. Morris. Descartes' Dualism. Routledge. 1996. 235pp.

Albert G. A. Balz. Descartes and the Modern Mind. Yale University Press. 1952. 492pp.

L. J. Beck. The Method of Descartes: A Study of the Regulae. Clarendon Press. 1952. 316pp.

Susan Bordo (editor). Feminist Interpretations of René Descartes. Penn State Press. 1999. 348pp.

Janet Broughton. Descartes's Method of Doubt. Princeton University Press. 2003. 240pp.

D. Graham Burnett. Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest: Lens Making Machines and Their Significance in the Seventeenth Century. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. 2005. 152pp.

Thomas M. Carr, Jr.. Descartes and the Resilience of Rhetoric: Varieties of Cartesian Rhetorical Theory. Southern Illinois University Press. 1990. 212pp.

Richard B. Carter. Descartes' Medical Philosophy: The Organic Solution to the Mind-Body Problem. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1983. 301pp.

Hiram Caton. The Origin of Subjectivity: An Essay on Descartes. Yale University Press. 1973. 248pp.

Vere Chappell (editor). Descartes's Meditations: Critical Essays. Rowman & Littlefield. 1997. 272pp.

Desmond M. Clarke. Descartes: A Biography. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 507pp.

Desmond M. Clarke. Descartes' Philosophy of Science. Manchester University Press. 1982. 249pp.

John Cottingham (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Descartes. Cambridge University Press. 1992. 441pp.

John Cottingham (editor). Reason, Will, and Sensation: Studies in Descartes's Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. 1994. 333pp.

John Cottingham. A Descartes Dictionary. Blackwell. 1993. 187pp.

E. M. Curley. Descartes against the skeptics. Harvard University Press. 1978. 242pp.

Richard Davies. Descartes: Belief, Skepticism, and Virtue. Routledge. 2001. 371pp.

Dennis Des Chene. Spirits and Clocks: Machine and Organism in Descartes. Cornell University Press. 2001. 181pp.

Georges Dicker. Descartes: An Analytical and Historical Introduction. Oxford University Press. 1993. 248pp.

Willis Doney (editor). Descartes: A Collection of Critical Essays. Doubleday. 1967. 386pp.

Daniel E. Flage; Clarence A. Bonnen. Descartes and Method: A Search for a Method in Meditations. Routledge. 1999. 306pp.

C. F. Fowler. Descartes on the Human Soul: Philosophy and the Demands of Christian Doctrine. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1999. 438pp.

Daniel Garber. Descartes' Metaphysical Physics. University of Chicago Press. 1992. 389pp.

Daniel Garber. Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy Through Cartesian Science. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 337pp. Essays.

Stephen Gaukroger. Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy: Regions of War and Peace. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 258pp.

Stephen Gaukroger; John Schuster; John Sutton (editors). Descartes' Natural Philosophy. Routledge. 2000. 767pp.

M. Glouberman. Descartes: The Probable and the Certain. Rodopi. 1986. 374pp.

A. C. Grayling. Descartes: The Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times. Free Press. 2005.

Marjorie Grene. Descartes. Hackett Publishing. 1998. 225pp.

Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane. Descartes: His Life and Times. London: John Murray. 1905. 398pp.

Zbigniew Janowski. Cartesian Theodicy: Descartes' Quest for Certitude. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2000. 181pp.

Nicholas Jolley. The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes. Oxford University Press. 1998. 209pp.

Matthew L. Jones. The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue. University of Chicago Press. 2006. 384pp.

S. V. Keeling. Descartes. Ernest Benn. 1934. 282pp.

Laurence Lampert. Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche. Yale University Press. 1993. 490pp.

Jean-Luc Marion. Translated by Jeffrey L. Kosky. On Descartes' Metaphysical Prism: The Constitution and the Limits of Onto-theo-logy in Cartesian Thought. University of Chicago Press. 1999. 370pp.

Stephen Menn. Descartes and Augustine. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 432pp.

Murray Miles. Insight and Inference: Descartes's Founding Principle and Modern Philosophy. University of Toronto Press. 1999. 564pp.

Margaret J. Osler. Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy: Gassendi and Descartes on Contingency and Necessity in the Created World. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 284pp.

Herman R. Reith. Rene Descartes: The Story of a Soul. University Press of America. 1986. 197pp.

Geneviève Rodis-Lewis. Translated by Jane Marie Todd. Descartes: His Life and Thought. Cornell University Press. 1999. 263pp.

Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (editor). Essays on Descartes' Meditations. University of California Press. 1986. 534pp.

Marleen Rozemond. Descartes's Dualism. Harvard University Press. 1998. 279pp.

Husain Sarkar. Descartes' Cogito: Saved from the Great Shipwreck. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 305pp.

Chikara Sasaki. Descartes's Mathematical Thought. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2003. 496p.

Tad M. Schmaltz (editor). Receptions of Descartes: Cartesianism and Anti-Cartesianism in Early Modern Europe. Routledge. 2005. 251pp.

Tad M. Schmaltz. Radical Cartesianism: The French Reception of Descartes. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 302pp.

Peter A. Schouls. Descartes and the Enlightenment. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1989. 194pp.

Peter A. Schouls. Descartes and the Possibility of Science. Cornell University Press. 2000. 171pp.

J. F. Scott. The Scientific Work of Rene Descartes. London: Taylor & Francis. 1952. 211pp.

J. F. Scott. The Scientific Work of René Descartes (1596-1650). Taylor & Francis. 1952. 211pp.

Jorge Secada. Cartesian Metaphysics: The Late Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 333pp.

William R. Shea. The Magic of Numbers and Motion: The Scientific Career of Rene Descartes. Watson. 1993. 416pp.

Nathan D. Smith; Jason P. Taylor (editors). Descartes and Cartesianism. Cambridge Scholars Press. 2005. 228pp.

Tom Sorell. Descartes. Ashgate Publishing. 1999. 524pp.

Tom Sorell. Descartes Reinvented. Cambridge University Press. 2005. 180pp.

Aram Vartanian. Diderot and Descartes: A Study of Scientific Naturalism in the Enlightenment. Princeton University Press. 1953. 336pp.

Stephen Voss (editor). Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Rene Descartes. Oxford University Press. 1993. 368pp.

Jack Rochford Vrooman. René Descartes: A Biography. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1970. 308pp.

Richard Watson. Cogito, Ergo Sum: The Life of René Descartes. Boston: David R. Godine Publisher. 2002. 375pp.

Julius R. Weinberg. Ockham, Descartes, and Hume: Self-Knowledge, Substance, and Causality. University of Wisconsin Press. 1977. 179pp..

Catherine Wilson. Descartes's Meditations: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 271pp.

Margaret Dauler Wilson. Descartes. Routledge & K. Paul. 1978. 255pp.


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