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The Philosophical Writings of Descartes : Volume 1 - Rene Descartes

The Philosophical Writings of Descartes

Volume 1

By: Rene Descartes, John Cottingham (Translator), Robert Stoothoff (Translator), Dugald Murdoch (Translator)

Paperback Published: 19th August 1985
ISBN: 9780521288071
Number Of Pages: 434

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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 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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"The translators deserve our appreciation, and everyone who studies or teaches Descartes--to any degree or at any level--should adopt their lucid rendition. We have a new industry standard." William Edward Morris, Teaching Philosophy.

General introduction
Chronological table
Meditations on first philosophy
Objections and replies
Letter to Father Dinet
The search for truth
Index
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ISBN: 9780521288071
ISBN-10: 052128807X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 434
Published: 19th August 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.66

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