Review of Steven Nadler’s new biography of Descartes

Descartes: The Renewal of Philosophy (London: Reaktion Books, 2023), written by Steven Nadler, (IRH Director, 2018–) received an excellent review in H-France Review Vol. 24 (March 2024), No. 29. The reviewer, Stephen Bold of Boston College, praises the work stating: “It is hard to imagine a more sure-handed account, both concise and clear, of the vast and challenging Cartesian corpus than the one that Nadler provides. Even very technical texts, like those concerning the broad field of physics, are presented in a manner that should be quite comprehensible for non-specialists.” The full review is available here.