Descartes is often regarded as the founder of modern philosophy,
and is credited with placing at centre stage the question of what
we know and how we know it. Descartes: Belief, Scepticism and
Virtue seeks to reinsert his work and thought in its contemporary
ethical and theological context. Richard Davies explores the much
neglected notion of intellectual virtue as it applies to Descartes'
inquiry as a whole. He examines the textual dynamics of Descartes'
most famous writings in relation to background debates about human
endeavour from Plato down to Descartes' own contemporaries.
Bringing these materials together in a novel format, Davies argues
for a new approach to Descartes' ideas of scepticism and the
sciences. The book also offers fresh interpretations of key
passages of the Meditations . Descartes: Belief, Scepticism and
Virtue offers an original reassessment of some of the most
important bodies of work in Western Philosophy.
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