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The World and Other Writings.

Author: René Descartes; Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This volume offers a new translation of the work, together with a historical introduction and notes on further reading.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes; Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 9780511051036 0511051034
OCLC Number: 475870197
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages).
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Note on the texts; The Treatise on Light; Appendix 1 The Dioptrics; Appendix 2 The Meteorology; Treatise on Man; The Description of the Human Body; Index; Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy.
Series Title: 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. This volume offers a new translation of the work, together with a historical introduction and notes on further reading.

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