Discourse on Method and the Meditations
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Discourse on Method and the Meditations by Rene Descartes
Book DescriptionRene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140442069
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rene Descartes
Discourse on Method, Paperback (November 2016)
Descartes' Discourse, presented here in an engaging new translation, is a perfect point of entry into early modern philosophical and scientific thought.
Passions of the Soul and Other Late Philosophical Writings, Paperback (November 2015)
The Passions of the Soul is Descartes's greatest contribution to the understanding of the union of mind and body. It discusses the emotions and their place in human life. This volume also includes both sides of the correspondence with Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, crucial to the genesis of the work, and Part I of The Principles of Philosophy.
Meditations on First Philosophy, Paperback (June 2013)
Complete with a new and highly readable translation, this edition makes the classic text more accessible than ever before.
Meditations, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Rene Descartes
Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this work, he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself.
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Author Biography - Rene Descartes
Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) was a teacher and Greco-Roman philosopher. Originally a slave from Hierapolis in Anatolia (modern Turkey), he was owned for a time by a prominent freedman at the court of the emperor Nero. After gaining his freedom he moved to Nicopolis on the Adriatic coast of Greece and opened a school of philosophy there. His informal lectures (the Discourses) were transcribed and published by his student Arrian, who also composed a digest of Epictetus' teaching known as the Manual (or Enchiridion).
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