New York, USA: Cambridge University Press (2016)

Lawrence Nolan
California State University, Long Beach
The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon is the definitive reference source on René Descartes, 'the father of modern philosophy' and arguably among the most important philosophers of all time. Examining the full range of Descartes' achievements and legacy, it includes 256 in-depth entries that explain key concepts relating to his thought. Cumulatively they uncover interpretative disputes, trace his influences, and explain how his work was received by critics and developed by followers. There are entries on topics such as certainty, cogito ergo sum, doubt, dualism, free will, God, geometry, happiness, human being, knowledge, Meditations on First Philosophy, mind, passion, physics, and virtue, which are written by the largest and most distinguished team of Cartesian scholars ever assembled for a collaborative research project - 91 contributors from 12 countries.
Keywords Descartes  Cartesianism  Modern Philosophy  Meditations on First Philosophy  Metaphysics  Epistemology  Physics  cogito  passion  reason
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ISBN(s) 9781316382738   9780521193528   9780511894695
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