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The overriding theme of the Descartes Bones is an exploration of Cartesian Dualism: the separation of mind and body. Read morePublished 7 days ago by ImageMD
Many other reviewers have said that this book suffers from a disconnect between its detective story (the bizarre history of Descartes bones through history) and its philosophical... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert Hafernik
Fascinating! Although the story of Descartes Bones fate is interesting, it is just the framework for the much more interesting foundations of modern scince. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Luis Miramontes
The book has pages missing. Cut out and ripped out. Unacceptable.Published 17 months ago by ab5tract
Russell Shorto’s “Descartes’ Bones” is a smart, elegantly written contribution to this genre. For Shorto, the pivot upon which the old world yielded to the new was the genius of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by George Braddock
A strange and fascinating story. Shorto's history books often read like fiction, and this is no exception. Read morePublished 23 months ago by E. Dent
I appreciate the thorough scholarship and thoughtfulness that went into this work. Descartes was known to me previously only in the vaguest sense. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Holly Dahlman