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Descartes, René 1596-1650

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Works: 6,660 works in 19,121 publications in 13 languages and 304,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Dedicatee, Honoree, Correspondent, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator, Recipient, Scribe, Composer, Collaborator, Editor
Classifications: B1848.E5, 194
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Discours de la méthode : pour bein [sic] conduire sa raison et chercher la verité dans les sciences = Discourse on the method : of conducting one's reason well and of seeking the truth in the sciences : a bilingual edition and an interpretation of René Descartes' philosophy of method by René Descartes( Book )
1,018 editions published between 1637 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,942 libraries worldwide
"Dans son Discours de la méthode, Descartes semble annoncer Le Corbusier quand il rêve de villes tracées au cordeau, délivrées du désordre médiéval, et qu'il compare l'empilement chaotique des savoirs hérités de la tradition à ces constructions de guingois encombrant le coeur de la capitale. Déplorant la confusion de leur agencement et magnifiant la transparence des édifices rationnels, Descartes formule le projet utopique d'un futur proche où l'homme se serait rendu "comme maître et possesseur de la nature". Relire le Discours de la méthode c'est à cet égard remonter à la source des fantasmes prométhéens de la modernité. Cependant, Descartes redevient philosophe dès lors qu'il rejoint sa chambre et nous invite, à son instar, à nous arrêter en chemin pour tester la solidité de nos certitudes. C'est à l'âge d'homme, quand le savoir accumulé obscurcit l'esprit, qu'il faut savoir s'offrir, au moins une fois en sa vie, le luxe du doute. Faites place nette sur votre table de chevet pour y déposer, comme une purge aux vertus cathartiques, ce texte radicalement moderne!"--[Source inconnue]
Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( file )
108 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,077 libraries worldwide
In Descartes's Meditations, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. He develops new conceptions of body and mind to create a new science of nature. This new translation includes a wide-ranging, accessible introduction, notes and full selections from the Objections and Replies. - ;'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished'. In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the t
Discourse on method, optics, geometry and meteorology by René Descartes( Book )
165 editions published between 1060 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,938 libraries worldwide
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)
Discourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason, and seeking truth in the sciences by René Descartes( file )
88 editions published between 1850 and 2013 in English and held by 3,527 libraries worldwide
"This new translation is accompanied by a substantial introductory essay which draws on Descartes's correspondence to examine his motivation and the impact of his great work on his contemporaries. Detailed notes explain his philosophical terminology and ideas."--BOOK JACKET
Rules for the direction of the mind. Discourse on the method. Meditations on first philosophy. Objections against the Meditations and replies. The geometry. by René Descartes( Book )
27 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,718 libraries worldwide
The world and other writings by René Descartes( file )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
"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
The philosophical works of Descartes by René Descartes( Book )
83 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
A discourse on method by René Descartes( Book )
42 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
Contains the three most important works by the French philosopher whose establishment of philosophical methods on the ground of reason ushered in the scientific revolution while providing fertile ground for philosophical debate ever since
The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition] by René Descartes( Book )
50 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,375 libraries worldwide
Discourse on the method and, Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( file )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,269 libraries worldwide
Descartes philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 1958 in English and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
Les passions de l'ame by René Descartes( Book )
151 editions published between 1649 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Avec ce traité Descartes démontre que les passions sont du domaine de la nature et donc du corps. Celui-ci par son lien à l'esprit permet à ce dernier de les éprouver. Selon le philosophe les passions ne sauraient être mauvaises pour l'esprit, néanmoins elles se doivent d'être jugulées à l'aide d'une morale, opérée par le libre arbitre capable de les juger
Philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )
51 editions published between 1952 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 libraries worldwide
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Descartes and the meditations by Gary C Hatfield( file )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
"Descartes and the Meditations will be essential reading for all students of philosophy, and for anyone coming to Descartes for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Regulae ad directionem ingenii by René Descartes( Book )
99 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 879 libraries worldwide
French and English philosophers: Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Hobbes, with introductions, notes and illustrations ( Book )
22 editions published between 1909 and 1965 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Œuvres de Descartes by René Descartes( Book )
112 editions published between 1896 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Treatise of man by René Descartes( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and French and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Descartes, his moral philosophy and psychology by René Descartes( Book )
13 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 libraries worldwide
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
Discurso del método by René Descartes( Book )
334 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Spanish translation of "Discours de la méthode". The well known treatise on the scientific method by the French philosopher
 
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Alternative Names
Cartes, Renate de 1596-1650
Cartes, Renate des, 1596-1650
Cartes, Renatus des, 1596-1650
Cartes, René des 1596-1650
Cartesio, 1596-1650
Cartesio, Renato, 1596-1650
Cartesius
Cartesius, 1596-1650
Cartesius, Renatus.
Cartesius, Renatus, 1596-1650
Dekart".
Dekart, 1596-1650
Dekart, R 1596-1650
Dekart, Renè.
Dekart, René, 1596-1650
Dekarts, Renē, 1596-1650
Dekaruto, 1596-1650
Des Cartes, Monsieur (René), 1596-1650
Des Cartes, Renate, 1596-1650
Des-Cartes, Renati, 1596-1650
Des-Cartes, Renatus.
Des-cartes, Renatus, 1596-1650
Des-Cartes, René 1596-1650
Des Cartes (René), Monsieur, 1596-1650
Des-Cartus, Renatus 1596-1650
Descartes.
Descartes, 1596-1650
Descartes, R. (René), 1596-1650
Descartes, Renato
Descartes, Renato 1596-1650
Descartes, Renatus, 1596-1650
Descartes, René
Descartes, Rene., 1596-1650
Descartes, René du Perron, 1596-1650
Dikaer, 1596-1650
Dikaer, Lenai, 1596-1650
Dikaer, Lenai, 1596-1690
Dīkārt, 1596-1650
Dīkārt, Rīnah 1596-1650
Dīkārtīyah, 1596-1650
Kartezije
Kartezjusz.
Kartezjusz, 1596-1650
Kartezyusz.
Kartezyusz, Renat.
René Descartes
Декарт, Рене, 1596-1650
Декарт, Ренэ, 1596-1650
דיקרט, רנה
דיקרט, רנה, 1596־1650
דקרט, רנה, 1596-1650
دكارت، رينه
ديكارت
ديكارت، رنيه، 1596-1650
ديكارت، رينه، 1596-1650
رينيه ديكارت، 1596-1650
데카르트, 1596-1650.
デカルト
デカルト, 1596-1650
デカルト, ルネ
笛ソウ児
笛卡尔, 1596-1650
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