Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason (BOK)

Russell Shorto

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Sixteen years after Rene 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 philosopher's metaphorical remains: the birth of science, the rise of democracy, and the earliest debates between reason and faith. Descartes' Bones is a flesh-and-blood story about the battle between religion and rationalism that rages to this day.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Russell Shorto
Forlag
Abacus
ISBN 9780349140186
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,7cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 228 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Western philosophy: Enlightenment, General & world history, History of science, Religion & science