Descartes' Devil: Three Meditations - download pdf or read online

Descartes' Devil: Three Meditations - download pdf or read online

By Durs Grünbein,Anthea Bell

ISBN-10: 0979582946

ISBN-13: 9780979582943

ISBN-10: 1935830295

ISBN-13: 9781935830290

In 3 fantastically wrought meditations at the import of René Descartes’ legacy from a poet’s viewpoint, Durs Grünbein offers us with a Descartes whom we haven’t met ahead of: no longer the infamous wrongdoer of the mind-body-dualism, the arch-villain of Rationalism however the encouraged and brave dreamer, explorer, and fabulist. studying Descartes opposed to the grain of the generally permitted view of the thinker because the proponent of a cut-and-dried, disembodied, and, consequently, faulty view of humanity, Grünbein discloses the profoundly humane and poetic underpinnings of the legacy of this “modern guy par excellence,” and, by way of extension, of modernity as an entire. Uncovering the poetic foundations of Descartes’ rationalism and, concomitantly, the poetic lining of the mantle of cause, Durs Grünbein, one of many world’s maximum residing poets and essayists, indicates us that cause isn't extra alive than while it's such a lot poetic.

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