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Descartes: A Study of His Philosophy (Key Texts)

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Kenny's Descartes is notably good & important book. He says it is "designed to help undergraduate and graduate students in understanding Descartes' philosphy". The book concentrates on Descartes' epistemology, metaphysics & philosophy of mind. The penultimate chapter, on Matter & Motion, contains a sucinct account of Descartes' mechanism & a critique of the ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published July 10th 2009 by St. Augustines Press (first published 1968)
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May 17, 2008 IWB rated it really liked it
This is an excellent study of Descartes' philosophy. It is more in depth than an introductory work, but not as ambitious as Bernard William's The Project of Pure Inquiry. It is not, however, an advanced critical approach to Descartes' philosophy, but nonetheless fits the bill of being sufficiently philosophically interesting and substantial.

Kenny's treament is just another book covering all the usual Cartesian suspects: e.g., res extensia, res cogitans, innate ideas (e.g. God, Substance), mind
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Sir Anthony Kenny is an English philosopher whose interests lie in the philosophy of mind, ancient and scholastic philosophy, the philosophy of Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of religion.
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