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The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of René Descartes Paperback – May 23, 2017
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About the Author
ANDREW PESSIN is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, with degrees from Yale and Columbia.
Author of many academic articles and books, his book, Uncommon Sense: The Strangest Ideas from the Smartest Philosophers, was named an “Outstanding Academic Title of 2013” by Choice.
His previous novel, The Second Daughter, was a Semi-Finalist in Literary Fiction at The Kindle Book Review Book Awards.
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So if you’d like to learn a bit more about a figure key to western thought and want a good murder mystery while you do it than I would highly recommend The Irrationalist.
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