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Discourse on Method / Meditations on First Philosophy (1637)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0872204200, Paperback)This new 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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René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas -- such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them -- have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.
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