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Volume Editor's Introduction

Lisa Shapiro

in The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes covers topics spanning the range of philosophical inquiry, but the letters were not written for the public. Early ... More


The Correspondence

Lisa Shapiro

in The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the English translation of the correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes.


The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their ... More


The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

R. Darren Gobert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores theater history's unexamined importance to Cartesian philosophy alongside Descartes's unexamined impact on theatre history. Put another way, it provides a new reading of mind-body ... More


Prologue: Another Cartesian Theater

R. Darren Gobert

in The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter suggests that the historical antipathy between philosophy and theater as disciplines has obscured the theater's unexamined importance to Cartesian philosophy and Descartes's unexamined ... More


Mind-Body Union; or, The Cartesian Ballet

R. Darren Gobert

in The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786386
eISBN:
9780804788267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786386.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the poetics of performance that emerges from Descartes's epistolary dialogue with Elisabeth of Bohemia. Elisabeth had pressed Descartes on the inadequacies of dualism, pushing ... More


Note on Texts and Translation

Lisa Shapiro

in The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents some remarks about the texts and translations of the correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes, Robert Barclay, and William Penn.


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