Descartes in 90 Minutes

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Strathern

Narrated By: Robert Whitfield

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 1 hours 16 minutes


René Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life. Fortunately, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: "I think, therefore I am." Eventually convincing himself to doubt and disregard sensory knowledge, Descartes found he could prove his existence through his thoughts. This internal information, he believed, was the true reality and external forces were hopelessly deceiving.


  • roberto carlos aguiar

    Excellent audiobook. Highly recommended because really enjoyed learning about Descartes' great life.

  • Douglas Carney

    Very much an overview. Not as informative as I thought. Fairly easy to listen to, though.

  • Anonymous

    I was disappointed in this audio book, because it was primarily a biography rather than primarily his philosophical thought.

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Descartes in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern