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The Resource A discourse on the method of correctly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences, René Descartes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ian Maclean

A discourse on the method of correctly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences, René Descartes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ian Maclean

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A discourse on the method of correctly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences
Title
A discourse on the method of correctly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences
Statement of responsibility
René Descartes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ian Maclean
Title variation
Discourse on the method
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "Descartes's A Discourse on the Method of Correctly Conducting One's Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences marks a watershed in European thought. In it, the author provides an informal intellectual autobiography in the vernacular for a non-specialist readership, sweeps away all previous philosophical traditions, and sets out in brief his radical new philosophy, which begins with a proof of the existence of the self (the famous 'cogito ergo sum'), next deduces from it the existence and nature of God, and ends by offering a radical new account of the physical world and of human and animal nature."
  • "This new translation is accompanied by a substantial introductory essay which draws on Descartes's correspondence to examine his motivation and the impact of his great work on his contemporaries. Detailed notes explain his philosophical terminology and ideas."--Jacket
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DLC
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1596-1650
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Descartes, René
Dewey number
194
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
B1848.E5
LC item number
M33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Maclean, Ian
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Methodology
  • Science
Label
A discourse on the method of correctly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences, René Descartes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ian Maclean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The presentation of the project -- Intellectual autobiography -- Precepts in philosophy and ethics -- Metaphysics and epistemology -- Physics and physiology
Control code
61130664
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
lxxv, 84 pages
Isbn
9780192825148
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780192825148 (alk. paper)
Label
A discourse on the method of correctly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences, René Descartes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ian Maclean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The presentation of the project -- Intellectual autobiography -- Precepts in philosophy and ethics -- Metaphysics and epistemology -- Physics and physiology
Control code
61130664
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
lxxv, 84 pages
Isbn
9780192825148
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780192825148 (alk. paper)

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