Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy,
Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought
system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt,
the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself.
GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the
world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other.
They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have
enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives
– and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great
thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook
civilization and helped make us who we are.
About The Author
Rene Descartes (1596-1650), the French philosopher and
mathematician, is generally regarded as the founder of modern