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Discourse on method ; and : Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( Book )

1,507 editions published between 1637 and 2022 in 21 languages and held by 14,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.--Publisher website
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and Replies by René Descartes( Book )

1,001 editions published between 1601 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 12,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, is the most widely studied of all Descartes' writings. This authoritative translation by John Cottingham, taken from the much acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes, is based upon the best available texts and presents Descartes' central metaphysical writings in clear, readable modern English. As well as the complete text of the Meditations, the reader will find a thematic abridgement of the Objections and Replies (which were originally published with the Meditations) containing Descartes' replies to his critics. These extracts, specially selected for the present volume, indicate the main philosophical difficulties which occurred to Descartes' contemporaries and show how Descartes developed and clarified his arguments in response. This edition contains a new comprehensive introduction to Descartes' philosophy by John Cottingham and the classic introductory essay on the Meditations by Bernard Williams
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 )

259 editions published between 1790 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each vol has special t p "The Great Books is published with the editorial advice of the faculties of the University of Chicago Includes bibliographies 1 The great conversation, by R M Hutchins --2-3 The great ideas --4 The Iliad of Homer The Odyssey --5 Aeschylus Sophocles Euripides Aristophanes --6 Herodotus Thucydides --7 Plato --8-9 Aristotle --10 Hippocrates Galen --11 Euclid Archimedes Appollonius of Perga Nicomachus --12 Lucretius Epictetus Marcus Aurelius --13 Virgil --14 Plutarch --15 Tacitus --16 Ptolemy Copernicus Kepler --17 Plotinus --18 Augustine --19-20 Thomas Aquinas --21 Dante --22 Chaucer --23 Machiavelli Hobbes --24 Rabelais --25 Montaigne --26-27 Shakespeare --28 Gilbert Galileo Harvey --29 Cervantes --30 Francis Bacon --31 Descartes Spinoza --32 John Milton --33 Pascal --34 Newton Huygens --35 Locke Berkeley Hume --36 Swift Sterne --37 Henry Fielding --38 Montesquieu Rousseau --39 Adam Smith --40-41 Gibbon --42 Kant --43 American state papers The Federalist J S Mill --44 Boswell --45 Lavoisier Fourier Faraday --46 Hegel --47 Goethe --48 Melville --49 Darwin --50 Marx --51 Tolstoy --52 Dostoevsky --53 William James --54 Freud
Principles of philosophy by René Descartes( Book )

538 editions published between 1641 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 2,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Principles of Philosophy is a book by René Descartes. In essence it is a synthesis of the Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy It was written in Latin, published in 1644 and dedicated to Elisabeth of Bohemia, with whom Descartes had a long-standing friendship. A French version (Les Principes de la Philosophie) followed in 1647. It set forth the principles of nature--the Laws of Physics--as Descartes viewed them. Most notably, it set forth the principle that in the absence of external forces, an object's motion will be uniform and in a straight line. Newton borrowed this principle from Descartes and included it in his own Principia; to this day, it is still generally referred to as Newton's First Law of Motion. The book was primarily intended to replace the Aristotelian curriculum then used in French and British Universities. The work provides a systematic statement of his metaphysics and natural philosophy, and represents the first truly comprehensive, mechanistic account of the universe." -- Back cover
The passions of the soul by René Descartes( Book )

450 editions published between 1649 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 2,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation of Les passions de l'©Đame." Bibliography: p. 146-155
The world and other writings by René Descartes( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 2,568 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 of rightly conducting the reason, and seeking truth in the sciences by René Descartes( )

78 editions published between 1850 and 2019 in English and Russian and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features "Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences," a treatise written by the French mathematician and philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650) and presented online by Roger Bishop Jones
Compendium of music by René Descartes( Book )

213 editions published between 1650 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophical works of Descartes by René Descartes( Book )

27 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this edition is to present to English readers all the philosophical works of Descartes which were originally intended for publication. More than one valuable translation of the treatises which give a general view of Descartes' system has already appeared. But certain others which are quite indispensable for a thorough comprehension of his views have not yet been made accessible to English readers. The chief of these are probably the "Rules for the Direction of Understanding" and the "Passions of the Soul."
The geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition] by René Descartes( Book )

54 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in English in 1925, The Geometry of Rene Descartes brings to audiences one of the most revolutionary works in mathematics since Euclid. Descartes changed the field of mathematics with his invetion of analytic geometry. He loved Euclid, because Euclidean geometry offered truth and certainty, and all of its conclusions were drawn from irrefutable axioms. Descartes wanted to have this kind of certainty in all areas of life, and so he sought to answer questions about the real world using algebra combined with geometry. This produced the Cartesian plane, which suddenly allowed equations to be graphed. It was a revolution. In this book, mathematicians can follow a true genius as he explains his mathematical principles and truths. -- from back cover
Descartes philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise of man by René Descartes( Book )

148 editions published between 1632 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 968 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the objections and replies : a Latin-English edition by René Descartes( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descarte's Meditations on First Philosophy, published in Latin in 1641, is one of the most widely studied philosophical texts of all time, and inaugurates many of the key themes that have remained central to philosophy ever since. In his original Latin text Descartes expresses himself with great lucidity and elegance, and there is enormous interest, even for those who are not fluent in Latin, in seeing how the famous concepts and arguments of his great masterpiece unfold in the original language. John Cottingham's acclaimed English translation of the work is presented here in a facing-page edition alongside the original Latin text. Students of classical philosophy have long had the benefit of dual-language editions, and the availability of such a resource for the canonical works of the early-modern period is long overdue. This volume now makes available, in an invaluable dual-language format, one of the most, seminal texts of Western philosophy
Descartes, his moral philosophy and psychology by René Descartes( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 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
Descartes : selected philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is planned as the definitive one-volume reader for all English-speaking students of Descartes
Discurso del método by René Descartes( Book )

289 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish translation of "Discours de la méthode". The well known treatise on the scientific method by the French philosopher
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( )

17 editions published between 1877 and 2001 in English and French and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No text has defined the self-understanding of the present time like Jean-François Lyotard's La condition postmoderne, Rapport sur le savoir (1979). But few participants in the dialogue between the moderns and the postmoderns can claim to understand exactly what "modernity" is. Yet one can hardly understand "post-modernism" without adequately understanding what it is supposed to supersede. Thus there also arises one of the biggest difficulties in understanding postmodernism itself.A good way to try to meet this need is by rereading, now more carefully than ever, the book to which Stephen Toulmin refers, in Cosmopolis, The Hidden Agenda of Modernity (1990), as one of ". . . the founding documents of modern thought . . ." (p.14). It is René Descartes' Discours de la méthode/Discourse on the Method (1637), which is both a classic of modern philosophy and the crucial source book of modernity.This unique edition of the Discours/Discourse contains an improved version of the original French text of Adam and Tannery, a new English translation as literal as possible and as liberal as necessary, an interpretive essay contextualizing the text historically and philosophically, an extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive index of Cartesian terminology.The edition is not only for advanced students and teachers of philosophy as well as of related disciplines such as literary and cultural criticism, but also for all those "human beings of good sense" motivated by an interest in uncovering "the hidden agenda of modernity". It is thus also intended as a timely contribution to the modern-postmodern debate
Discourse on method, optics, geometry and meteorology by René Descartes( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )

40 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 566 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
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Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and Replies
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and RepliesRules for the direction of the mind. Discourse on the method. Meditations on first philosophy. Objections against the Meditations and replies. The geometry.Principles of philosophyThe passions of the soulThe world and other writingsDiscourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason, and seeking truth in the sciencesThe philosophical works of DescartesThe geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition]
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Cartenius, Renatus 1596-1650

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勒內·笛卡兒 法蘭西的哲學家、數學家、物理學家。建立二元論唯心主義跟理性主義;將幾何坐標體系公式化;提出宇宙演化、漩渦說等理論。

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