Mister Descartes and His Evil Genius by Jean Paul Mongin
  

Mister Descartes and His Evil Genius

Written by Jean Paul Mongin
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Synopsis

Mister Descartes and His Evil Genius by Jean Paul Mongin

Can one trust his senses when perceiving the outside world? When my sensations are the basis of my perceiving my own existence, what if these sensations are to be doubted - what can the proof of my own existence be? These questions, both simple and profoundly undermining, stand at the beginning of Modernity: the philosophy of Rene Descartes. A true compilation of the text of Descartes' writings, combined with thrilling comic book illustrations that evoke Prince Valiant (and address smaller children as well), this book drags its readers - and musketeer-like Mister Descartes himself - into the adventure of thinking. It gives a lively and fascinating introduction into Cartesian thought: the conception of Cogito, doubt, and certainty of self of this Father of Modern Philosophy.

About the Author

Jean Paul Mongin is a philosopher who lives and works in Paris. He is the editor of the Plato & Co. series. Marion Muller-Cotard is a theologian and the author of several children's books in French. Anna Street is a PhD candidate at Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Kent.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Jean Paul Mongin
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Publisher

Diaphanes AG

Publication date

26th January 2016

ISBN

9783037345467


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