Mister Descartes And His Evil Genius

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MISTER DESCARTES AND HIS EVIL GENIUS
by Jean Paul Mongin
illustrated by François Schwoebel
published by Diaphanes

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On a peaceful winter night while the rest of the town sleeps, Mister Descartes stays up late reading the great books of the world. Suddenly, by the light of the moon, he sees a strange and fearsome shape in the shadow of his pet parrot, Baruch. Is it an illusion, or could it be that his faithful pet is but a figment of his imagination? Could the same be true of his room and all of sleepy Holland? Quite obviously, he cannot rely on his senses, so how can Mister Descartes arrive at any certainty about the world around him? How will he determine what is a clever trick and what is real?

- hard cover: 64 pages
- product dimensions: 152 x 220 mm
- ISBN: 9783037345467