Scholarly in what it delivers, but delightful in how it delivers what it delivers, COGITO ERGO SUM is highly informative and fun to read. Read morePublished on January 16, 2008 by Thich Nhat Montaigne
Cogito, Ergo Sum: The Life of Rene Descartes is an in-depth biography of the "Father of Modern Philosophy", mathematician and architect Rene Descartes (1596-1650). Read morePublished on November 3, 2007 by Midwest Book Review
Other reviewers have singled out comparatively minor mistakes in Watson's book, and some have complained about the way he injects himself into Descartes's story. Read morePublished on April 2, 2007 by Amazon Customer
I have read Watson's book up till page 72, waiting for it to get better and more relevant. We hear a lot, for instance about the author's stay in a rented house in Franeker, about... Read morePublished on July 9, 2006 by Reader
In Cogito Ergo Sum, Richard Watson, a distinguished Cartesian scholar and a former professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Read morePublished on July 4, 2005 by Paul
This biography is a rich and wonderful achievement. It clearly represents the fruit of a lifetime's devotion to studying one of the great philosophers. Read morePublished on May 27, 2005 by A reader in Madison, WI
I bought this book, and well let me say that the only thing I can find charming about this book is the cover, certainly not the contents contained. Read morePublished on March 11, 2005 by Justin J.