Rene Descartes: The World and Other Writings / Edition 1

Rene Descartes: The World and Other Writings / Edition 1

by Rene Descartes, Reni Descartes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521636469

ISBN-13: 9780521636469

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521636469
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 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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