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Discourse on method.

Author: René Descartes
Publisher: New York, Liberal Arts Press [1956]
Series: Library of liberal arts, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2d (rev.) ed.]View all editions and formats
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By an almost universal agreement among philosophers and historians, Rene' Descartes is considered the originator of modern philosophy, or at least the first important philosopher of our times. If we add to this the common belief that philosophy points the way for developments in all other fields, it will be evident that to Descartes is ascribed an importance comparable to that of the beginnings of intellectual  Read more...
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Descartes, René, 1596-1650.
Discourse on method.
New York, Liberal Arts Press [1956]
(OCoLC)741711222
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes
OCLC Number: 1118776
Description: xxii, 50 pages 21 cm.
Contents: Some thoughts on the sciences --
The principal rules of the method --
Some moral rules derived from the method --
Proofs of the existence of God and the human soul --
Some questions of physics --
Some prerequisites for further advances in the study of nature.
Series Title: Library of liberal arts, 19.
Other Titles: Discours de la méthode.
Responsibility: Translated with an introd., by Laurence J. Lafleur.

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By an almost universal agreement among philosophers and historians, Rene' Descartes is considered the originator of modern philosophy, or at least the first important philosopher of our times. If we add to this the common belief that philosophy points the way for developments in all other fields, it will be evident that to Descartes is ascribed an importance comparable to that of the beginnings of intellectual culture in Greece or of the origin and spread of Christianity in the Mediterranean regions, and surpassing all other events in history. The study of Descartes can start in no more appropriate way than by inquiring into his reputation, and deciding in what sense and to what extent it is justified. Discourse on Method was originally published in 1637.
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