The Rationalists

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The Rationalists

Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadology & Discourse on Metaphysics

By Rene Descartes; Benedict de Spinoza; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385095402, 480pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 1960


Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was  philosophy's first step into the modern era. This  volume contains the essential statements of  Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who  began it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz,  who gave it its last serious expression.