1. Life and Writings.
2. Distrust and Deception.
3. Me and Others.
4. Me and my Maker.
5. Deception and Rights.
7. Really Distinct...
Calvin Normore, UCLA
“A wonderfully lucid and unconventional tour of the Meditations that engages the reader in its most famous arguments and intriguing thoughts. It makes the work come alive for the novice while challenging scholars with new and surprising vistas and problems.”
Lilli Alanen, University of Uppsala, Sweden
“Refreshingly different from the standard introduction to Descartes. Gombay wears his extensive learning lightly. His direct and personal approach makes the famous Cartesian themes really come alive.”
Annette Baier, University of Pittsburgh Emeritus
- An elegant, compelling and insightful introduction to Descartes' life and work.
- Discusses a broad range of his most scrutinized philosophical thought, including his contributions to logic, philosophy of the mind, epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of religion.
- Explores the subtleties of Descartes' seemingly contradictory beliefs.
- Addresses themes left unexamined in other works on Descartes.