Russell Shorto: Descartes' Bones

TUE, OCT 21, 2008 (50:35)

Russell Shorto, author of Decartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason, discusses the new intellectual detective story. It examines how the skull of the 17th century French thinker became separated from the rest of his remains and where it is today. Shorto is also the author of The Island at the Center of the World.

Partner
Georgia Center for the Book
Series
French Culture Series
Ken Burns: Seeing, Searching, Being Series
Talking Heads Series
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