Discourse on Method, Optics, Geometry, and Meteorology

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Hackett Publishing, 2001 - Philosophy - 388 pages
Descartes (1596-1650) intended the four books to be read together, the three on specific subjects demonstrating the methods he describes, but they have generally been studied separately since their first publication. Olscamp (Western Washington U.) brings them back together in a corrected version of his 1963 translation, published by Bobbs- Merrill. c. Book News Inc.
 

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Contents

Optics
60
Geometry
171
Of Problems That Can Be Constructed
177
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Paul J. Olscamp is Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, Western Washington University.

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