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Jean Paul Mongin, François Schwoebel: Mister Descartes and his Evil Genius

Jean Paul Mongin, François Schwoebel

Mister Descartes and his Evil Genius

Translated by Anna Street

Hardcover, 64 pages


Of what can I be truly certain?

On a long, cold winter night, more than three hundred years ago, Mister Descartes is suddenly beset by profound doubts: Can I trust my senses, or am I fooled by illusions? Is there an Evil Genius behind all things? What if the outside world is only a dream? Is my own existence nothing but the product of my imagination?

  • thinking
  • Descartes
  • epistemology
  • certainty
  • religion
  • mind-body problem
  • dream
  • subjectivity
  • young readers
  • doubt

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Jean Paul Mongin

Jean Paul Mongin

is a philosopher who lives and works in Paris. He is the publisher of the French series Les Petits Platons. Since he is a father himself, he believes in the ability of children to change the world.

François Schwoebel

François Schwoebel

lives in the Normandy countryside. After a degree in physics he worked in the field of informatics engineering. In 2004, he decided to become an illustrator of books. “Mister Descartes and his Evil Genius” is his first publication.