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Description - Descartes in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern

In Descartes in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Descartes's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Descartes's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Descartes within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566631297
ISBN-10: 1566631297
Format: Paperback
(205mm x 136mm x 8mm)
Pages: 91
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is author of the popular and critically acclaimed Philosophers in 90 Minutes series. Highlights from the series include Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Aristotle in 90 Minutes, and Plato in 90 Minutes. Mr. Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and now lives and writes in London. A former Somerset Maugham prize winner, he is also the author of books on history and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in a great many newspapers, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. His own degree in philosophy came from Trinity College, Dublin.

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