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Roger Ariew
Ph.D. Illinois, 1976. Joined the Philosophy Department faculty at South Florida in 2004 after post-doc at the University of Chicago and many years at Virginia Tech. His principal interests concern the relations between philosophy, science, and society in the early modern period. Ariew is the... show more



Ph.D. Illinois, 1976. Joined the Philosophy Department faculty at South Florida in 2004 after post-doc at the University of Chicago and many years at Virginia Tech. His principal interests concern the relations between philosophy, science, and society in the early modern period. Ariew is the author of Descartes and the First Cartesians (Oxford, 2014), Descartes and the Last Scholastics (Cornell University Press, 1999) with a second, revised and considerably expanded edition published as Descartes among the Scholastics (Brill, 2011), Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy (2nd. ed., Roman and Littlefield, 2015), and editor and translator such works as Descartes, Philosophical Essays (Hackett, 2000) and Pascal, Pensées (Hackett, 2005). He has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation, and has co-directed three NEH Summer Seminars (on Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, and Leibniz). He is currently working on a variety of topics, including Descartes' Correspondence: A Historical-Critical Edition and English Translation (with others).

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Reading Adler's List rated it 7 years ago
Descartes tested his arguments from Meditations on First Philosophy by eliciting objections from some impressive thinkers in his day. John Duns Scotus, Marin Mersenne, Thomas Hobbes, and Antoine Arnauld among others. Some misinterpret his arguments, some make pointed objections and one is just an ...
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