Unknown aspects of the life of Descartes, particularly with regards to the Rose-Cross
If in his famous Discourse on the Method, Descartes provided a certain amount of information on himself, how are we to explain his extensive travel across all of Europe and his multiple careers? Why did he spend a large part of his life in the Netherlands during the golden age of Amsterdam, and what did he do there? What was his relationship with the ideological trends of his time such as the Jesuits and the Rose-Cross? Was Descartes’ pursuit of the Rose-Cross a hoax, or did he really have a genuine interest in this movement and its elliptical contours, which then, unconsciously, influenced him and the production of his work?
|Author||ANTHONY CLIFFORD GRAYLING|
|Number of pages||367|
|Type of book||Broché|
|Dimensions||15 x 23,3|