Introducing Descartes: A Graphic Guide

by Dave Robinson
Illustrator Chris Garratt

Icon Books | December 21, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Introducing Descartes: A Graphic Guide is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Introducing Descartes" explains why he is usually called the father of modern philosophy. It is a clear and accessible guide to all the puzzling questions that Descartes asked about human beings and their place in the world. It gives a lucid account of Descartes'' contributions to modern science, mathematics, and the Philosophy of Mind, and also reveals why Descartes liked to do all of his serious thinking in bed."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 6.61 × 5.31 × 0.43 in

Published: December 21, 2010

Publisher: Icon Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848311729

ISBN - 13: 9781848311725

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Introducing Decartes This book is a quick read and it sparks interest in the life of Decartes and his way of thinking. Although it appears to be writen at a child's level (with all the cartoons and little text per page), it certainly is not patronizing for an adult to read. And it does not shy away from explaining terms that may be difficult for a beginner to understand. Another aspect that I found useful is that in the last couple of pages of this book there is a reference to other books that could be read to gain further information about Decartes. I think that the "Introducing.." series is a very good start to expanding ones knowledge of historic figures in a short amount of time.
Date published: 2000-06-26

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Introducing Descartes: A Graphic Guide

by Dave Robinson
Illustrator Chris Garratt

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 6.61 × 5.31 × 0.43 in

Published: December 21, 2010

Publisher: Icon Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1848311729

ISBN - 13: 9781848311725

From the Publisher

Introducing Descartes" explains why he is usually called the father of modern philosophy. It is a clear and accessible guide to all the puzzling questions that Descartes asked about human beings and their place in the world. It gives a lucid account of Descartes'' contributions to modern science, mathematics, and the Philosophy of Mind, and also reveals why Descartes liked to do all of his serious thinking in bed."

About the Author

Dave Robinson has taught philosophy for many years and is the author of numerous Introducing titles. Chris Garratt is an illustrator. He is the cartoonist behind the legendary ''Biff'' comic strip in the Guardian.