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Philosophical Writings of Descartes by Rene Descartes

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These two 1985 volumes provide a translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. They are intended to replace the only reasonably comprehensive selection of his works in English, by Haldane and Ross, first published in 1911. All the works included in that edition are translated here, together with a number of additional texts crucial for an understanding of Cartesian philosophy, including important material from Descartes' scientific writings. The result should meet the widespread demand for an accurate and authoritative edition of Descartes' philosophical writings in clear and readable modern English.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521288071
ISBN-10: 052128807X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 434
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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