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

1,601 editions published between 1637 and 2021 in 21 languages and held by 15,408 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( )

915 editions published between 1601 and 2021 in 17 languages and held by 12,107 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 )

256 editions published between 1826 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,468 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
The passions of the soul by René Descartes( Book )

439 editions published between 1649 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,777 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( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 2,552 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. This volume offers a new translation of the work, together with a historical introduction and notes on further reading
Principles of philosophy by René Descartes( Book )

497 editions published between 1641 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,454 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 new basis for human knowledge and, most especially, a new footing for scientific inquiry
Discourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason and seeking truth in the sciences by René Descartes( )

41 editions published between 1850 and 2019 in English and Russian and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Discourse on the Method' is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Searching for Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation ""Je pense, donc je suis"", ""I think, therefore I am"". This is one of the most influential works in the history of modern science
Compendium of music by René Descartes( Book )

208 editions published between 1650 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,481 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 1,412 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 )

53 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,398 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 )

11 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise of man by René Descartes( Book )

141 editions published between 1632 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 944 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
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 867 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 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
Descartes : selected philosophical writings by René Descartes( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is planned as the definitive one-volume reader for all English-speaking students of Descartes
Discourse on method, optics, geometry and meteorology by René Descartes( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La géometrie by René Descartes( Book )

161 editions published between 1637 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discurso del método by René Descartes( Book )

275 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 557 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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The world and other writings
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.The passions of the soulThe world and other writingsPrinciples of philosophyDiscourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason and seeking truth in the sciencesThe geometry of René Descartes : [with a facsimile of the first edition]Treatise of man
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