Descartes (Mahaffy)

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Descartes  (1880) 
by John Pentland Mahaffy
A biography of René Descartes.
CONTENTS



chap.     page
I. INTRODUCTION,     .    .    .   1
II. EARLY YOUTH AND EDUCATION,     .    .    .   7
III.
 
 
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18
IV.
 
 
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30
V.
 
 
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40
VI. DESCARTES' FIRST PUBLICATION—THE ESSAYS,     .    .    .   64
VII.
 
 
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73
VIII.
 
 
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87
IX.
 
 
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100
X.
 
 
 
 
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110
XI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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123
XII.
 
 
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144
XIII. HIS SYSTEM OF PHYSICS,     .    .    .   156
XIV.
 
 
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165
XV. ANTHROPOLOGY—THE AUTOMATISM OF BRUTES,     .    .    .   173
XVI. THE PASSIONS—ETHICAL THEORY,     .    .    .   183
XVII. THE INFLUENCE OF DESCARTES UPON HIS AGE,     .    .    .   196
  APPENDIX,     .    .    .   207
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