skip to content
Discourse on method and the meditations Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Discourse on method and the meditations

Author: René Descartes; F E Sutcliffe
Publisher: Harmondsworth, England : Penguin Books, ©1968.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes; F E Sutcliffe
ISBN: 0140442065 9780140442069
OCLC Number: 24443695
Notes: Translation of Discours de la méthode.
Description: 187 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Discourse on the method of properly conducting one's reason and of seeking the truth in the sciences --Meditations --
Letter from the author to the translator of the Principles of philosophy, to serve as a preface.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Discours de la méthode.
Responsibility: Descartes ; translated with an introduction by F.E. Sutcliffe.

Abstract:

Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. from http://www.abebooks.com (August 22, 2011).

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24443695> # Discourse on method and the meditations
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24443695#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Discours de la méthode.
    library:oclcnum "24443695" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Place/harmondsworth_england> ; # Harmondsworth, England
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/988194> ; # Knowledge, Theory of
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/925784> ; # First philosophy
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85118577> ; # Science--Methodology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Topic/metaphysics> ; # Metaphysics
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018304> ; # Metaphysics
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B1848> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018722> ; # Methodology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/194/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108313> ; # Science--Methodology
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/61617244> ; # F. E. Sutcliffe
    schema:copyrightYear "1968" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/41838958> ; # René Descartes
    schema:datePublished "1968" ;
    schema:description "Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. from http://www.abebooks.com (August 22, 2011)."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2296010420> ; # Discours de la méthode.
    schema:genre "Early works"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Series/penguin_classics> ; # Penguin classics.
    schema:name "Discourse on method and the meditations"@en ;
    schema:productID "24443695" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24443695#PublicationEvent/harmondsworth_england_penguin_books_1968> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Agent/penguin_books> ; # Penguin Books
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780140442069> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB6814849> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24443695> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Agent/penguin_books> # Penguin Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Penguin Books" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Place/harmondsworth_england> # Harmondsworth, England
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Harmondsworth, England" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2296010420#Series/penguin_classics> # Penguin classics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24443695> ; # Discourse on method and the meditations
    schema:name "Penguin classics." ;
    schema:name "Penguin classics" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85118577> # Science--Methodology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science--Methodology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018304> # Metaphysics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Metaphysics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1018722> # Methodology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Methodology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108313> # Science--Methodology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science--Methodology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/925784> # First philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "First philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/988194> # Knowledge, Theory of
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Knowledge, Theory of"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41838958> # René Descartes
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1596" ;
    schema:deathDate "1650" ;
    schema:familyName "Descartes" ;
    schema:givenName "René" ;
    schema:name "René Descartes" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/61617244> # F. E. Sutcliffe
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:deathDate "1983" ;
    schema:familyName "Sutcliffe" ;
    schema:givenName "F. E." ;
    schema:name "F. E. Sutcliffe" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2296010420> # Discours de la méthode.
    schema:name "Discours de la méthode." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780140442069>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0140442065" ;
    schema:isbn "9780140442069" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24443695#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Discours de la méthode.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "fr" ;
    schema:name "Discours de la méthode." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.