Discourse on Method, Optics, Geometry, and Meteorology

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Hackett Publishing, 2001 - Philosophy - 388 pages
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This volume preserves the format in which Discourse on Method was originally published: as a preface to Descartes's writings on optics, geometry, and meteorology. In his introduction, Olscamp discusses the value of reading the Discourse alongside these three works, which sheds new light on Descartes's method. Includes an updated bibliography. A reprint of the Bobbs-Merrill edition of 1965.
  

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Contents

Optics
65
the Back of the Eye
91
Must Have in Order to Divert Rays Through Refraction
127
Geometry
177
Problems
228
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Ren? Descartes, known as the Father of Modern Philosophy and inventor of Cartesian coordinates, was a seventeenth century French philosopher, mathematician, and writer. Descartes made significant contributions to the fields of philosophy and mathematics, and was a proponent of rationalism, believing strongly in fact and deductive reasoning. Working in both French and Latin, he wrote many mathematical and philosophical works including The World, Discourse on a Method, Meditations on First Philosophy, and Passions of the Soul. He is perhaps best known for originating the statement "I think, therefore I am.

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