Descartes’ female admirers

One of the really interesting things I’ve come across in my research is Descartes’ role in improving educational opportunities for women. He believed that girls should be educated as well as boys, and he made arrangements for his daughter to be educated in France. (She unfortunately died of scarlet fever at age 5, so this […]

Descartes’ posthumous return to Paris

I’m currently editing the Gospel of RenĂ© Descartes, the third gospel to be produced in the Book of Science. The research is fascinating! Today I came across an excellent article on the sociocultural reception of Descartes and his New Philosophy in France after his death, using sociological, historical and philosophical methods. If you’re interested in […]