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The Philosophy of Descartes


Provider
iTunes U

Price
Free

School
La Trobe University

Type
University

Instructors
Unknown, Andrew Brennan, Stephen Perse Foundation

Category
Humanities

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
René Descartes, the ‘father of modern philosophy’ wrote his essay Meditations (published 1641) not long after Shakespeare published the Sonnets (1609). The change from Shakespeare to Descartes represents the shift from the Renaissance to the era of Modernism. The humanism of the Renaissance gives way to rationalism and a faith in the emerging sciences.

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