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The dream of Descartes /
by Gregor Sebba ; assembled from manuscripts and edited by Richard A. Watson.
imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1987.
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xiv, 75 p. ; 23 cm. --
ISBN
0809314134 (pbk.)
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imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1987.
isbn
0809314134 (pbk.)
general note
"Published for The Journal of the History of Philosophy, Inc."
catalogue key
1609076
 
Bibliography: p. 56-57.
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Summaries
Main Description
The late Gregor Sebba was fond of describing his monumental Bibliographia Cartesiana: A Critical Guide to the Descartes Literature, 1800-1960 as a by-product of his research begun in 1949 for an article he had in mind titled The Dream of Descartes. The bibliography has been indispensable to Descartes scholars since its appearance in 1964. When Sebba died in 1985, his manuscript for The Dream of Descartes was still unfinished. Here, with materials provided by Anibal A. Bueno, Richard H. Popkin, and Helen Sebba, Richard A. Watson presents the completed work based on a 1973 draft, letters, outlines, and other manuscript material. The result is a fascinating analysis of Descartes' dreams as seminal in the creative process of genius.
Main Description
The late Gregor Sebba was fond of describing his monumentalBibliographia Cartesiana: A Critical Guide to the Descartes Literature, 18001960as a by-product of his research begun in 1949 for an article he had in mind titledThe Dream of Descartes. The bibliography has been indispensable to Descartes scholars since its appearance in 1964. When Sebba died in 1985, his manuscript forThe Dream of Descarteswas still unfinished. Here, with materials provided by Anibal A. Bueno, Richard H. Popkin, and Helen Sebba, Richard A. Watson presents the completed work based on a 1973 draft, letters, outlines, and other manuscript material. The result is a fascinating analysis of Descartes' dreams as seminal in the creative process of genius.
Table of Contents
The Journal of the History of Philosophy Monograph Seriesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Autobiographical Notep. xi
A Brief Note on Methodp. 1
Introductionp. 5
the First Interludep. 9
the Second Dreamp. 15
the Critical Juncturep. 30
the Dream of Descartesp. 33
Summary Conclusionp. 42
Notesp. 51
What is "History of Philosophy"? The Historiographic Problemp. 58
Descartes Against Scepticism Philosophy Against History?p. 73
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