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Descartes as a Moral Thinker free pdf In this important reassessment of the great French philosopher, Gary Steiner shows the influence of Christian thought on the moral foundations of Descartes' philosophy. Beyond morality, he also connects Descartes' emphasis on scientific reasoning and his program to render human beings "the masters and possessors of nature" with forerunners in the Christian tradition. Steiner further demonstrates that Descartes' commitment to Christian piety, on the one hand, and his commitment to the autonomy of human reason, on the other, created an irreconcilable tension, which is reflected to this day in contemporary debates over the contributions of reason and faith to moral reflection.

About Gary Steiner

Gary Steiner (Lewisburg, PA) is associate professor of philosophy at Bucknell University and the translator of Karl Lowith's Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism and (with Jeffrey S. Turner) of Gerold Prauss's Knowing and Doing in Heidegger's "Being and Time."

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Author : Gary Steiner
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Data Published : 20 August 2004
ISBN : 1591022126
EAN : 9781591022121
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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