Descartes and the Enlightenment

Peter A. Schouls. Descartes and the Enlightenment. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1989. 194pp.

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Schouls limits himself to a discussion of these three concepts in order to escape facile and vague generalizations. For the same reason, in relating Descartes to eighteenth-century thinkers, Schouls limits his attention to a single part of the spectrum of acknowledged Enlightenment reflection, the French “philosopes.” From their writings he demonstrates that they are, and acknowledge themselves to be, Descartes’ progeny.