The scope of this project is to offer a series of studies concerning Descartes and the Cartesian age.
Its goal is to constitute the first collection exclusively dedicated to this fundamental period in the History of Philosophy.
The title of the collection, 'The Age of Descartes', is so conceived in order to stress the originality of this new series.
The authors of the books will be the most prominent scholars as well as the most promising young researchers in the field.
Only titles offering a real contribution to the status quaestionis of Cartesian and seventeenth-century philosophy scholarship will be accepted within the collection.
The books intend:
- to consider all aspects of Descartes' philosophy and seventeenth-century philosophy in general. In spite of the prominent attention devoted by Cartesian literature to the metaphysical and epistemological themes of Cartesian philosophy, this series will also include books concerning scientific (including mathematical) topics. The goal is to offer a more adequate image of Descartes and Cartesianism.
- to approach Descartes’ and seventeenth-century philosophy both from the point of view of the History of Philosophy and a more strictly philosophical perspective. The idea is neither to prioritise the historical nor the philosophical approach, offering a wide range of titles covering both perspectives.
The publications will be written in English and French.