The Philosophical Writings of Descartes
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Philosophical Writings of Descartes by Rene Descartes
Book DescriptionThese two 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 DetailsISBN: 9780521288088
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rene Descartes
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.
Discourse on Method, Paperback (December 2012)
The author was born in La Haye, known today as La Haye-Descartes in 1596. After studying classical literature, history, rhetoric, and philosophy at the college des Jesuites de la Fleche, he obtained his law degree from the University of Poitiers. In 1618, he enrolled in the Dutch army commanded by the prince Maurice of Nassau.
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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