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The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes
What influence did Ren' Descartes' concept of mind-body dualism have on early modern conceptions of the self? In The Matter of Mind, Christopher Braider challenges the presumed centrality of Descartes' groundbreaking theory to seventeenth-century French culture. He details the broad opposition to rational self-government among Descartes' contemporaries, and attributes conventio ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published January 14th 2012 by University of Toronto Press
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