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Descartes, his moral philosophy and psychology

Author: René Descartes; John J Blom
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents material, most of it for the first time in English, that is requisite for any study of Descartes' moral philosophy and psychology. Descartes' reflections on moral philosophy and psychology were largely developed in correspondence with Princess Elisabeth (of Bohemia), Queen Christina (of Sweden), and Pierre Chanut (French Ambassador to Sweden). The portion of that correspondence dealing with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1850
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes; John J Blom
ISBN: 0814709990 9780814709993
OCLC Number: 4136085
Description: xxi, 288 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated, and with introduction and a conceptual index, by John J. Blom.

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This volume presents material, most of it for the first time in English, that is requisite for any study of Descartes' moral philosophy and psychology. Descartes' reflections on moral philosophy and psychology were largely developed in correspondence with Princess Elisabeth (of Bohemia), Queen Christina (of Sweden), and Pierre Chanut (French Ambassador to Sweden). The portion of that correspondence dealing with moral philosophy and psychology thus constitutes the core of the present volume. I have also included the preface to the French version of Descartes' Principles of Philosophy. The Preface contains his views on education.

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