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The Cartesian revolution : a study of Descartes' Meditations

Roberts, Erica Lucy


In this study I focus on Descartes' Meditations and aim to show its revolutionary importance in the history of philosophy. I argue that its significance cannot be understood by abstracting it from its historical context, nor by regarding the pre-Cartesian Christian medieval period as devoid of systematic philosophy or science. To the contrary, Descartes' philosophical strategy cannot be understood except as involving the destruction (and revolutionary reconstruction) of the classical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-19
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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