In Steven M. Emmanuel (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to the Modern Philosophers: From Descartes to Nietzsche. Blackwell. pp. 1-27 (2001)

Gary Hatfield
University of Pennsylvania
An introduction to Descartes as a philosopher. Situates his philosophy within the context of Descartes' efforts to forge a new natural philosophy, including original work on the theory of the senses and the passions and emotions.
Keywords Rene Descartes  Metaphysics  Natural philosophy  Passions and emotions  Theory of the senses  Early modern philosophy
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