The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics
By (author) Richard A. Watson
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Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics by Richard A. Watson
Book DescriptionCombines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system. Far more radical in its conclusions than his 1966 study The Downfall of Cartesianism (a slightly revised version of which forms the main body of the current work), Watson argues that Descartes's ontology is incoherent and vacuous, his epistemology deceptive, and his theology unorthodox--indeed, that Descartes knows nothing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872204065
(228mm x 6mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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