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Descartes, René 1596-1650

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Works: 7,330 works in 25,202 publications in 24 languages and 380,260 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Creator, Translator, Recipient, Collector, Donor, Contributor, Composer, Scribe, des, Illustrator
Classifications: B1848.E5, 194
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Discourse on method, and Meditations by René Descartes( Book )

2,231 editions published between 1060 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 11,564 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 http://www.abebooks.com (August 22, 2011)
Principles of philosophy by René Descartes( Book )

598 editions published between 1641 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,324 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 René Descartes( Book )

472 editions published between 1601 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,211 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
Descartes philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )

83 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 2,145 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
Regulae ad directionem ingenii by René Descartes( Book )

282 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site contains writings by Rene Descartes that are designed to teach visitors how the mind operates and provides a set of rules for how to form solid and true judgements on matters that may arise. The site focuses on concepts such as: intuition and deduction throughout the series of 21 outlined rules
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 )

64 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules for the direction... and replies/ translated by elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross -- the geometry/ translated by David Eugene smith and Marcia L. Latham by rené Descartes -- ethics by Benedict de Spinoza/ translated by W.H.White, rev. by a.H.Stirling
Meditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( Book )

191 editions published between 1642 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,575 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
The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition] by René Descartes( Book )

71 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendium of music by René Descartes( Book )

224 editions published between 1650 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,356 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 philosophiques by René Descartes( Book )

350 editions published between 1755 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise of man by René Descartes( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and French and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 761 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
Oeuvres et lettres by René Descartes( Book )

119 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes : selected philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 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 419 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 René Descartes( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 407 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
The philosophical works of Descartes by René Descartes( Book )

50 editions published between 1911 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes by Elisabeth( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618 80) and Rene; Descartes (1596 1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in natural philosophy. The letters are essential reading for anyone interested in Descartes s philosophy, in particular his account of the human being as a union of mind and body, as well as his ethics. They also provide a unique insight into the character of their authors and the way ideas develop through intellectual collaboration. Philosophers have long been familiar with Descartes s side of the correspondence. Now Elisabeth s letters never before available in translation in their entirety emerge this volume, adding much-needed context and depth both to Descartes s ideas and the legacy of the princess. Lisa Shapiro s annotated edition which also includes Elisabeth s correspondence with the Quakers William Penn and Robert Barclay will be heralded by students of philosophy, feminist theorists, and historians of the early modern period"--Publisher description
Descartes' system of natural philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human happiness. In this book, Stephen Gaukroger examines the whole system, and reconstructs the last two parts, 'On Living Things' and 'On Man', from Descartes' other writings. He relates the work to the tradition of late Scholastic textbooks which it follows, and also to Descartes' other philosophical writings, and he examines the ways in which Descartes transformed not only the practice of natural philosophy but also our understanding of what it is to be a philosopher. His book is a comprehensive examination of Descartes' complete philosophical system
Descartes : a very short introduction by Tom Sorell( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Descartes did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, psychology, and optics. In this book Tom Sorell shows that Descartes was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of a new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his metaphysics to support his programme in the sciences."--Jacket
 
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The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition]
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Principles of philosophyThe passions of the soulRegulae ad directionem ingeniiMeditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophyThe geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition]Treatise of manDescartes : selected philosophical writingsRoutledge philosophy guidebook to Descartes and the meditations