Rene Descartes: The World and Other Writings / Edition 1by Rene Descartes, Reni Descartes
Pub. Date: 03/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Descartes' The World offers the most comprehensive vision of the nature of the world since Aristotle, and is crucial for an understanding of his later writings, in particular the Meditations and Principles of Philosophy. Above all, it provides an insight into how Descartes conceived of natural philosophy before he started to reformulate his doctrines in terms of a skeptically-driven epistemology. This volume offers a new translation of the work together with related writings that illuminate it, including the first English translation of the complete text of The Description of the Human Body.
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- Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
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- New Edition
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- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Note on the texts; The World and other writings: 1. The Treatise on Light; 2. Discourse 2 of the Dioptrics; 3. Discourse 8 of the Meteors; 4. The Treatise on Man; 5. Description of the Human Body; Index.
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