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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: Electronic books
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Descartes, René, 1596-1650.
World and other writings.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98014404
(OCoLC)38495162
Named Person: René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes; Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 0511001878 9780511001871 0511035799 9780511035791 9780511605727 0511605722
OCLC Number: 49569189
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 208 pages) : illustrations.
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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An alternative translation and more recent edition of Descartes' important treatise on the nature of the world.  Read more...

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"...an important addition to Descartes scholarship and required reading for those working on Descartes and the history of science." Russell Wahl, Philosophy in Review

 
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