Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy (Fourth Edition)

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Hackett Pub., Mar 1, 1998 - Philosophy - 128 pages
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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.

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Fantastic beginnings of modern philosophy! Descartes skillfully changes the view from the external world to the personal as an attempt to decipher being. Even though our contemporary knowledge of ... Read full review

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Fantastic beginnings of modern philosophy! Descartes skillfully changes the view from the external world to the personal as an attempt to decipher being. Even though our contemporary knowledge of ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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.

Donald A. Cress is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of ?Wisconsin, Parkside. His translations of Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" and "Discourse on Method" are also published by Hackett.

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