Saturday, 21 November 2009

Descartes' Bones

I've just added Russell Shorto's book Descartes' Bones to my booklist on the right, and I thoroughly recommend it. You might not think a book about a 17th century philosopher and the impact his work had on subsequent generations is likely to be riveting, but you'd be wrong. It's completey fascinating, particularly in light of America's catastrophic plummet into religiosity.

2 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

Hi Rob, I'm hosting a scientist and author on my blog from today until Tuesday tha tyou may find particularly interesting. In fact you or your wife have probably already heard lots about him - Marcus Chown.

Rob Clack said...

Thanks for letting me know DJ, though I'd probably have spotted him there anyway. I visit your blog often, though I don't comment as much as I used to.