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Dekart i Elizabeta o blaženom životu
Descartes and Elizabeth on the Blessed Life

Author(s): Jasna Šakota-Mimica
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Renaissance Philosophy, Ontology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Blessed Life; Affects; Reason; Soul; Body;

Summary/Abstract: Most of the historians of philosophy know about the correspondence between Elizabeth and Descartes only due to the problem which princess had suggested to philosopher, regarding the relation of body and soul. Not that many people, however, know that their letters also concerned manifold of subjects: those of geometry, physics and medicine, as much as ethical and political questions. Undoubtedly, their correspondence testifies about origination and alteration of some of the Descartes‘ philosophical thoughts, but by far it reveals how educated and talented his correspondent was, and we can only regret because woman of such profile, besides these letters, did not leave a philosophical work.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 195-199
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Serbian