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The world and other writings

Author: René Descartes; Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
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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. Of its two parts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes; Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 0521631580 9780521631587 0521636469 9780521636469
OCLC Number: 38495162
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxxvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The world and other writings. The treatise on light --
Discourse 2 of the Dioptrics --
Discourse 8 of the Meteors --
The treatise on man --
Description of the human body.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Other Titles: Works.
World
Responsibility: René Descartes ; translated and edited by Stephen Gaukroger.
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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. Of its two parts, The Treatise on Light introduced the first comprehensive, quantitative version of a mechanistic natural philosophy, supplying a theory of matter, physical optics, and a cosmology, and The Treatise on Man provided the first comprehensive mechanist physiology. This volume also includes translations of material important for an understanding of the work: related sections from The Dioptrics and The Meteors, and the first English translation of the complete text of The Description of the Human Body."--Jacket.

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