What books are about Rene Descartes?

Descartes’ Life and Works

  • Early Years.
  • The World and Discourse.
  • The Meditations.
  • The Principles.
  • The Passions.

Where should I start with Rene Descartes?

Try “Discourse on Method”. You can read Descartes right out of the box. If it (Meditations) can be given to students in Philosophy 101 to read then it is a relatively accessible work.

What is Descartes epistemology?

1. Knowledge is justified true belief (JTB; the “classical” or “traditional” view) 2. To be “justified” a belief must be shown to be necessarily true, or “certain.” [

Who should I read before Descartes?

If you have to read Descartes before Kant, and Aristotle before Descartes, and so on, you will have been lost or sidetracked before you ever reached the people like Nietzsche and Kierkegaard who first drew your attention. Demanding a strict chronological reading list is impractical.

What are the best books about Rene Descartes?

1 Descartes: A Very Short Introduction – Tom Sorell. 2 Descartes: An Intellectual Biography – Stephen Gaukroger. 3 The Cambridge Companion to Descartes – John Cottingham. 4 Discourse on Method – René Descartes. 5 Meditations on First Philosophy – René Descartes. 6 Selected Philosophical Writings – René Descartes.

Should I read Descartes for myself?

If you prefer more depth, you can choose a more comprehensive introduction or read Descartes for yourself. It’s also worth noting that it is not a list of personal recommendations. Personal book recommendations tend to be highly subjective, idiosyncratic, and unreliable.

Who is Descartes and why is he important?

Descartes was a major figure in 17th century continental rationalism, later advocated by Baruch Spinoza and Gottfried Leibniz, and opposed by the empiricist school of thought consisting of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume.

How did Descartes contribute to the Turing test?

Descartes’ reflections on mind and mechanism began the strain of Western thought that much later, impelled by the invention of the electronic computer and by the possibility of machine intelligence, blossomed into the Turing test and related thought.