By John Cottingham

John Cottingham explores imperative components of Descartes's wealthy and wide-ranging philosophical method, together with his debts of notion and language, of freedom and motion, of our dating to the animal area, and of human morality and the behavior of lifestyles. He additionally examines ways that his philosophy has been misunderstood. The Cartesian mind-body dualism that's so frequently attacked is barely part of Descartes's account of what it's to be a pondering, sentient, human creature, and how he makes the department among the psychological and the actual is significantly extra sophisticated, and philosophically extra attractive, than is usually assumed. even if Descartes is frequently thought of to be one of many heralds of our sleek secular worldview, the 'new' philosophy which he introduced keeps many hyperlinks with the guidelines of his predecessors, now not least within the all-pervasive function it assigns to God (something that's missed or downplayed by way of many smooth readers); and the nature of the Cartesian outlook is multifaceted, occasionally waiting for Enlightenment rules of human autonomy and self sustaining clinical inquiry, but additionally occasionally harmonizing with extra conventional notions of human nature as created to discover fulfilment in concord with its creator.

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