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Descartes, René 1596-1650

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Works: 6,344 works in 20,452 publications in 31 languages and 324,265 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Honoree, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Translator, Recipient, Editor, Scribe, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: B1848.E5, 194
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A discourse on the method of rightly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences by René Descartes( Book )
1,747 editions published between 1060 and 2014 in 28 languages and held by 11,421 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( Book )
160 editions published between 1830 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,525 libraries worldwide
This seminal work of the seventeenth-century philosopher would sweep away the accepted truths of the past to create the foundation of modern thought
Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( file )
96 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,304 libraries worldwide
The translation of the Meditations is taken from three sources: the second Latin edition of 1642, which was the first one printed from Descartes' own manuscript and under his own supervision, the first French translation of 1646 by Duc de Luynes, but read and approved by Descartes, and the second French translation by Clerselier. An attempt has been made in this translation to integrate these three versions into one complete and accurate edition by the use of brackets and parentheses. The reader may, by omitting the parentheses and brackets, have a translation which contains all ideas in the three versions. By omitting bracketed material, he will have a translation essentially that of the original Latin, and by omitting material in parentheses, that of the First French edition
Meditations on first philosophy with selections from the Objections and replies by René Descartes( file )
45 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 2,220 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
Philosophical works by René Descartes( Book )
93 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
The passions of the soul by René Descartes( Book )
288 editions published between 1649 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,915 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
Meditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( Book )
369 editions published between 1601 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,864 libraries worldwide
"This edition features reliable, accessible translations; useful editorial materials; and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, accompanied by Descartes' replies, in their entirety. The letter serving as a reply to Gassendi--in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies--conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception."--Publisher's website
The world and other writings by René Descartes( file )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,852 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
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 )
50 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,791 libraries worldwide
Discourse on the method.; Meditations on first philosophy.;Objections against the meditations and replies.; The geometry
The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition] by René Descartes( Book )
60 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 libraries worldwide
Discourse on the method and, Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( file )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,386 libraries worldwide
Descartes philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )
16 editions published between 1952 and 1975 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
This book covers a remarkable amount of ground and has become something of a classic. Besides the Discourse and the Meditations, it contains Private Thoughts, the third set of Objections and Replies, most of the Regulae, parts of the Principia and the Dioptrics, together with crrespondence with Elizabeth, Princess Palatine, Mersenne and others
Regulae ad directionem ingenii by René Descartes( Book )
208 editions published between 1790 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
Enth.: Regeln zur Leitung des Geistes ; Die Erforschung der Wahrheit durch das natürliche Licht
Discours de la méthode by René Descartes( Book )
174 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Compendium of music by René Descartes( Book )
145 editions published between 1650 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Œuvres de Descartes by René Descartes( Book )
173 editions published between 1824 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )
55 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Descartes and the meditations by Gary C Hatfield( file )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 894 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."--Jacket
Discourse on method ; and : Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( Book )
23 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Contains Donald Cress's complete revisions of his 1979 translation of the Meditations and Discourse on Method
Méditations métaphysiques by René Descartes( Book )
180 editions published between 1647 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Extraits du texte pour une lecture suivie.--[Memento]
 
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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
Cartesio 1596-1650
Cartesio , Renato
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 1596-1650 Monsieur
Des Cartes, Monsieur (René), 1596-1650
Des Cartes, Renate 1596-1650
Des-Cartes, Renati 1596-1650
Des Cartes , Renato
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. 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.
Perron, René du
René Descartes
Декарт, Рене 1596-1650
Декарт, Ренэ 1596-1650
דיקארט, רנה
דיקרט, רנה
דיקרט, רנה 1596־1650
דקרט, רנה 1596-1650
دكارت، رينه، ١٥٩٦-١٦٥٠
ديكارت
ديكارت، رنيه، 1596-1650
ديكارت، رينه، ١٥٩٦-١٦٥٠
دکارت, رنه.
رينيه ديكارت، 1596-1650
デカルト
デカルト 1596-1650
デカルト, ルネ
笛ソウ児
笛卡儿 1596-1650
笛卡尔 1596-1650
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