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Discourse on Method and the Meditations by Rene Descartes
Book DescriptionIs knowledge possible? If so, what can we know and how do we come to know it? What degree of certainty does our knowledge enjoy? In these two powerful works, Descartes, the seventeenth-century philosopher considered to be the father of modern philosophy, outlines his philosophical method and then counters the sceptics of his time by insisting that certain knowledge can be had. He goes on to address the nature and extent of human knowledge, the distinction between mind and body, the existence of God, and the existence of external objects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879755263
(215mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rene Descartes
Discourse on Method, Paperback (June 2017)
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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