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6. Paris

6. Paris  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776632
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0006
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‘Paris’ describes the period 1626–8 when Descartes was resident there. He must have been aware of the controversies concerning atheism and scepticism that were rife in the city, but ... More
5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism

5. What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0005
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‘What is to be Done? How to respond to nihilism’ asks: how is freedom to take effect in the world of nature, if the latter is governed by causality and mechanistically determined by the ... More
11. The Meditations

11. The Meditations  

Tom Sorell

in Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776632
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854094.003.0011
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The Meditations had an unusual literary form, suited both to its official billing as demonstrating Christian truths, and to Descartes' agenda of destroying the principles underlying ... More
2. Origins of Continental Philosophy: How to get from Kant to German Idealism

2. Origins of Continental Philosophy: How to get from Kant to German Idealism  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776373
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0002
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9780192853592
‘Origins of Continental Philosophy: How to get from Kant to German Idealism’ considers the historical development of Continental philosophy, beginning by distinguishing it from analytic ... More

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