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Descartes' Bones

A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason

Descartes' Bones( )
Author: Shorto, Russell
ISBN:978-0-307-27566-0
Publication Date:Aug 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris. Thus began a 350-year saga that saw Descartes' bones traverse a continent, passing between kings, philosophers, poets, and painters.

But as Russell Shorto shows in this deeply engaging book, Descartes' bones also played a role in some of the most momentous episodes in history, which are also part of the...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Individual Philosophers
Religion / Faith
Philosophy / Movements / Rationalism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.21 x 7.97 x 0.68 Inches
Book Weight:0.7 Pounds



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