French Philosophy: 1572-1675

2016.12.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Desmond M. Clarke, French Philosophy: 1572-1675, Oxford University Press, 2016, 275pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198749578.
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2016.12.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Desmond M. Clarke, French Philosophy: 1572-1675, Oxford University Press, 2016, 275pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198749578. Reviewed by Roger Ariew, University of South Florida Desmond Clarke recently passed away. He was a major Cartesian scholar, a professor of Philosophy at University College Cork, Ireland, and editor and translator of a number of primary works, from Descartes' Meditations and Discourse on Method to seventeenth century texts on the equality of the sexes (by François Poulain de la Barre, Marie le Jars de Gournay, and Anna Maria van Schurman). But he is best known for a quartet of important monographs on Descartes and the Cartesians: Descartes' Philosophy of Science (1982), Occult Powers and Hypotheses: Cartesian Natural Philosophy Under Louis XIV (1989), Descartes's Theory of Mind (2003), and Descartes: A Biography (2005). His continued contributions to the history of early modern philosophy. . .

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