Zachary's Reviews > Socrates Meets Descartes: The Father of Philosophy Analyzes the Father of Modern Philosophy's Discourse on Method

Socrates Meets Descartes by Peter Kreeft
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Jul 25, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: chestertonian
Read in July, 2011

Dr. Kreeft is a better philosopher than he is a theologian; accordingly, I am more satisfied with books like this one than with his theological or apologetics works. In this book, Dr. Kreeft examines Rene Descartes' Discourse on the Method. In its 237 pages, he outlines what he sees as the problems and contradictions of Cartesian thought, and ultimately delivers his verdict that Descartes' philosophy is fundamentally flawed.

The reader will want to read the primary text before reading this book, and a working knowledge of fundamental philosophical terms is helpful.

Overall, I recommend it; but sometimes Kreeft's humor doesn't quite sync with me...

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