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The philosopher, the priest, and the painter

a portrait of Descartes

by Steven M. Nadler

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophers,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Biography,
  • Modern Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index.

    StatementSteven Nadler
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1873 .N34 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 230 pages, [8] pages of plates
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27080595M
    ISBN 100691157308
    ISBN 109780691157306
    LC Control Number2012038718
    OCLC/WorldCa813220897

    Steven Nadler THE PHILOSOPHER, THE PRIEST, AND THE PAINTER A Portrait of Descartes 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York Princeton University Press Very Good+ in a Near Fine dust jacket. Review Copy with slip neatly laid Rating: % positive. Shedding light on a well-known image, The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter offers an engaging exploration of a celebrated philosopher's world and work. In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait that is considered the iconic image of René Descartes, the great seventeenth-century French philosopher. And the painter of the work?4/5(1).

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      The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter Stephen Nadler Princeton University Press, pp, £ In , a young French nobleman named René Descartes, deeply dissatisfied with the methods offered to him by his teachers, determined to abandon further academic study. Although he had proved himself a brilliant student, he would now seek truth not in books .   The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes. By Steven Nadler. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, Pp. xiv, $) Did Franz Hals paint Rene Descartes's portrait, leaving now-nameless painters a model for their more careful and famous copies?


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Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens up a fascinating portal into Descartes's life and times, skillfully presenting an accessible introduction to Descartes's philosophical and scientific ideas, and an illuminating tour of the volatile political and religious environment of the Dutch Golden.

The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter Book Description: In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man with long dark hair, a mustache, and heavy-lidded eyes, and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher.

Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens a fascinating portal into Descartes's life and times, skillfully presenting an accessible introduction to Descartes's philosophical and scientific ideas, and an illuminating tour of the volatile political and religious environment of the Dutch Golden Age.

The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes (Book Review). Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens a fascinating portal into Descartes's life and times, skillfully presenting an accessible introduction to Descartes's philosophical and scientific ideas, and an illuminating tour of the volatile political and religious environment of the Dutch Golden Age/5(5).

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Through this image—and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter—Steven Nadler opens a fascinating. " The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter is an excellent introduction for general readers to Descartes and his thought.

Nadler brings the story and ideas to life." --Daniel Garber, Princeton University "The famous painting of Descartes by Frans Hals that hangs in the Louvre is, in fact, not by Frans Hals/5(5). Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens a fascinating portal into 4/5(1).

"This lucid and readable book serves as a biography, an exposition of philosophy, and a rich tapestry of Dutch history and culture."--Larry Silver, University of Pennsylvania "The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter is an excellent introduction for general readers to Descartes and his thought.

Nadler brings the story and ideas to life."/5(5). "This lucid and readable book serves as a biography, an exposition of philosophy, and a rich tapestry of Dutch history and culture."--Larry Silver, University of Pennsylvania "The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter is an excellent introduction for general readers to Descartes and his thought.

Nadler brings the story and ideas to life.". Books The Philosopher, The Priest, & The Painter by Steve Nadler Massimo Pigliucci studies a portrait of Descartes. I like philosophy, and I like history. I also like art. So it was with much anticipation that I looked forward to Steven Nadler’s book on the iconic portrait of (allegedly) René Descartes (), reproduced here, which Wikipedia says is ‘after Frans Hals’ and.

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The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes, by Steven Nadler Erik-Jan Bos finds that the mystery surrounding a famous painting opens a new window on the French philosopher’s world and life. In “The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter,” Nadler has, moreover, written his most inviting book yet.

Given its subtitle, “A Portrait of. Nevertheless, Descartes's thought came to dominate the philosophical world of the period, and can rightly be called the philosophy of the seventeenth century. Shedding light on a well-known image, The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter offers an engaging exploration of a celebrated philosopher's world and : The friend was the Catholic priest Augustijn Alsten Blomart, who lived in the city of Haarlem, just south of Descartes' country-village home.

Blomart, as Nadler shows, was well-integrated into contemporary Dutch literary, artistic, scientific and political circles. Hals also .