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Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy Description:

Ren 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

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy Description:

Descartes s i Meditations on First Philosophy i the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy is presented here in Donald Cress s completely revised edition of his well established translation bringing this version even closer to Descartes s original while maintaining its clear and accessible style

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Discourse on Method

Discourse on Method Description:

By far the most widely used translation in North American college classrooms Donald A Cress s translation from the French of the Adam and Tannery critical edition is prized for its accuracy elegance and economy The translation featured in the Third Edition has been thoroughly revised from the First Edition and includes page references to the critical edition for ease of comparison

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

The Philosophical Writings of Descartes (Volume I)

The Philosophical Writings of Descartes (Volume I) Description:

These two volumes provide a completely new translation of the philosophical works of Descartes based on the best available Latin and French texts They were intended to replace the only reasonably comprehensive selection of his works in English by Haldane and Ross first publsihed in 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

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) Description:

This authoritative translation by John Cottingham of the Meditations is taken from the much acclaimed three volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes It is based on the best available texts and presents Descartes central metaphysical writings in clear readable modern English

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Selected Philosophical Writings

Selected Philosophical Writings Description:

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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings Description:

i I shall imagine myself as if I had no hands no eyes no flesh no blood no senses at all i br br Descartes was prepared to go to any lengths in his search for certainty even to deny those things that seemed most self evident In his i Meditations i of and in the i Objections and Replies i that were included with the original publication he set out to dismantle and then reconstruct the idea of the individual self and its existence In doing so Descartes developed a language of subjectivity that has lasted to this day and also took his first steps towards the view that would eventually be expressed in the epigram i Cogito ergo sum i I think therefore I am one of modern philosophy s most famous and most fiercely controversial claims br br The first part of a two volume edition of Descartes works in Penguin Classics this edition includes extensive selections from the i Objections and Replies i Part One of i The Principles of Philosophy Comments on a Certain Manifesto i and related correspondence from to

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Passions of the Soul

Passions of the Soul Description:

In the treatise Passions of the Soul Les passions de l me the last of Descartes published work completed in and dedicated to Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia the author contributes to a long tradition of theorizing the passions

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Discourse on Method and Related Writings Description:

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Rating: 3.53 out of 5