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Descartes, René 1596-1650

Works: 6,519 works in 22,024 publications in 35 languages and 341,731 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Honoree, Other, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Translator, Recipient, Scribe, Composer, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Illustrator, Contributor, Collaborator
Classifications: B1848.E5, 194
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Rules for the direction of the mind. Discourse on the method. Meditations on first philosophy. Objections against the Meditations and replies. The geometry. by Ren Descartes( Book )

2,852 editions published between 1060 and 2015 in 33 languages and held by 16,783 WorldCat member 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 (August 22, 2011)
Meditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophy by Ren Descartes( Book )

983 editions published between 1563 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 5,264 WorldCat member 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
Principles of philosophy by Ren Descartes( Book )

526 editions published between 1641 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,269 WorldCat member 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
The passions of the soul by Ren Descartes( Book )

398 editions published between 1649 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member 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
Régles utiles et claires pour la direction de l'esprit en la recherche de la vérité by Ren Descartes( Book )

286 editions published between 1790 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'idee d'entreprendre une edition critique des Regulce ad direction em ingenii s'est imposee a nous pendant que nous pre parions un commentaire de ce traite inacheve de Descartes. Le texte etabli par Ch. Adam nous a, plus d'une fois, inspire certains doutes, qui nous invitaient a verifier les sources. C'est ainsi que nous avons ete amene a prendre en consideration la version hollandaise du XVIIe siecle, que 1'editeur de Descartes avait completement negligee. La collation du manuscrit de Hanovre avec l' editio princeps d' Amsterdam et l' examen de la version hollandaise nous ont permis de faire des retouches, quelquefois importantes, a 1'edition Adam. N ous tenons a remercier de leurs precieux conseils les Profes seurs Dr. E. W. Beth, Dr. E. Garin, Dr. F. L. R. Sassen, Ie Dr. F. Veenstra, et tout particulierement Ie Prof. Dr. P. Dibon, dont I'infatigable assistance nous a ete tres precieuse surtout dans la derniere phase de nos travaux. Nous sommes, en outre, tres reconnaissant a M. Ie Directeur de la Niedersachsische Lan desbibliothek de Hanovre pour Ie manuscrit qu'il a mis a notre disposition, et a M. Ie Directeur de l'Universiteitsbibliotheek d' Amsterdam pour l' exemplaire de la version hollandaise dont il nous a permis de publier Ie texte. Nous devons a Madame F. van Rossum-Guyon d'avoir rendu possible la traduction en franc;ais
The philosophical works of Descartes by Ren Descartes( Book )

94 editions published between 1911 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and Replies by Ren Descartes( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Latin and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures."
The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition] by Ren Descartes( Book )

65 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes philosophical writings by Ren Descartes( Book )

11 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendium of music by Ren Descartes( Book )

182 editions published between 1650 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Descartes' Jugendwerk ""Musicae Compendium"" oder zu Deutsch: ""Leitfaden der Musik"" liegt hier in einer wunderschönen Ausgabe vor, die eine synoptische Gegenüberstellung des Druckbilds von 1618 und der modern gesetzten Übersetzung bietet. Durch einen einleitenden Kommentar sowie erläuternde Anmerkungen zum Text der deutschsprachigen Übersetzung, besorgt vom Komponisten Johannes Brockt, ist die mittlerweile zum Standardwerk avancierte WBG-Ausgabe weiterhin unverzichtbar. Das Buch enthält kluge Bemerkungen, die einige Theorien vorwegnehmen, die sich im Bereich der Musiklehre
Œuvres de Descartes by Ren Descartes( Book )

196 editions published between 1841 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writings by Ren Descartes( Book )

58 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member 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
L'homme de René Descartes, et la formation du foetus by Ren Descartes( Book )

220 editions published between 1644 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise of man by Ren Descartes( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and French and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French and English philosophers: Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Hobbes, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )

30 editions published between 1909 and 1994 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes, his moral philosophy and psychology by Ren Descartes( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member 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
Œuvres philosophiques by Ren Descartes( Book )

149 editions published between 1834 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge philosophy guidebook to Descartes and the meditations by Gary C Hatfield( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 412 WorldCat member 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
The world and other writings by Ren Descartes( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member 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
Discourse on the method ; and, Meditations on first philosophy by Ren Descartes( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition]
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Meditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophyPrinciples of philosophyThe passions of the soulRégles utiles et claires pour la direction de l'esprit en la recherche de la véritéMeditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and RepliesThe geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition]L'homme de René Descartes, et la formation du foetusTreatise of man