Thursday, December 11, 2008

Descartes in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern

A concise and informative biographical tour of the life of Descartes mixed with a little bit of his philosophical thoughts. I appreciate these books because it humanizes the great minds, provides a basic historical context, and offers some insight (actual or inferred) about how they might have come up with the ideas they did.


Blogger Paul St. Amant said...

I love the whole 90 minutes series. Because of Strathern, I've learned about philosophy from Socrates to Wittgenstein and everyone in between. He has a knack for bringing these characters to life.

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