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Descartes, René 1596-1650

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Works: 6,385 works in 19,943 publications in 16 languages and 316,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Dedicatee, Honoree, Correspondent, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator, Recipient, Composer, Scribe, Contributor, 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 )
1,269 editions published between 1637 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 5,618 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]
Discourse on method, optics, geometry and meteorology by René Descartes( Book )
196 editions published between 1060 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,743 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 )
103 editions published between 1753 and 2013 in English and held by 4,063 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
Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( file )
93 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,257 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
Philosophical works by René Descartes( Book )
92 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,203 libraries worldwide
Meditations on first philosophy with selections from the Objections and replies by René Descartes( Book )
40 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 2,121 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
Meditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( Book )
414 editions published between 1601 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,069 libraries worldwide
Extraits du texte pour une lecture suivie.--[Memento]
The world and other writings by René Descartes( file )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,815 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 )
47 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,789 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 )
56 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 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 1,359 libraries worldwide
Descartes philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 1975 in English and held by 1,241 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
Les passions de l'ame by René Descartes( Book )
180 editions published between 1649 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,150 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
Discurso del método by René Descartes( Book )
571 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
Spanish translation of "Discours de la méthode". The well known treatise on the scientific method by the French philosopher
Œuvres de Descartes by René Descartes( Book )
175 editions published between 1824 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )
53 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 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 885 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 884 libraries worldwide
Contains Donald Cress's complete revisions of his 1979 translation of the Meditations and Discourse on Method
Principles of philosophy by René Descartes( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Rene Descartes is perhaps most remembered for declaring, ""I think; therefore, I am."" First published in 1644, Descartes's ""Principles of Philosophy"" elucidates the meaning of those words that ushered in a new era of philosophical thought. Unlike the medieval philosophers who often began by examining the existence and nature of God in a spirit of faith, Descartes begins by reflecting upon himself as one who doubts but who nonetheless desires certain knowledge of God and the world. In setting forth the truths he discovers, Descartes hoped that his ""Principles of Philosophy"" would provide a
Regulae ad directionem ingenii by René Descartes( Book )
103 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 813 libraries worldwide
 
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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
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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.
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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
דיקרט, רנה
דיקרט, רנה 1596־1650
דקרט, רנה 1596-1650
دكارت، رينه
ديكارت
ديكارت، رنيه، 1596-1650
ديكارت، رينه، ١٥٩٦-١٦٥٠
دکارت, رنه.
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
笛卡儿, 1596-1650
笛卡尔 1596-1650
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