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Discourse on Method: And Meditations on the First Philosophy (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

by Rene Descartes
     
 

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About the Author

René Descartes was born in La Haye, known today as La Haye-Descartes in 1596. After studying classical literature, history, rhetoric, and philosophy at the collège des Jésuites de la Flèche, 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. Upon

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About the Author

René Descartes was born in La Haye, known today as La Haye-Descartes in 1596. After studying classical literature, history, rhetoric, and philosophy at the collège des Jésuites de la Flèche, 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. Upon invitation by Queen Christina of Sweden, Descartes moved to Sweden in 1649 in order to tutor her in philosophy. Shortly thereafter he became ill with pneumonia and died in early 1650.

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ISBN-13:
9780760756027
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
266,092
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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