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The Rationalists: Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadology & Discourse on Metaphysics

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Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism wasphilosophy's first step into the modern era. Thisvolume contains the essential statements ofRationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, whobegan it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz,who gave it its last serious expression. ...more
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Published August 23rd 1960 by Anchor
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Rory Armstrong
Descartes - Only thing for certain is I can think: but fails to prove anything else
Spinoza - God or Nature; The good is understanding Nature
Leibniz - huh?
Darryl Saunders
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Part of my thinking foundation...
Caitlin
I read the first and last essays: Descartes' "Discourse on Method", and Leibniz' "Mondalogy" for Brown's Literature and Philosophy class.

Descartes paired with Hamlet, Leibniz with Candide.
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