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Descartes: A Very Short Introduction (original 2000; edition 2001)

by Tom Sorell (Author)

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Descartes is perhaps best known for his statement, "Cogito, ergo sum," the cornerstone of his metaphysics. But he did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, and optics. In this book, Sorell shows that Descarates was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of the new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his philosophies to support his discoveries in the sciences. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.… (more)
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René Dekarti kishte një jetë fare të shkurtër pune; vepra që shkroi ishte e vogël në vëllim. E megjithatë, kontributet që kjo vepër solli në zhvillimin e filozofisë dhe shkencës shfaqen të ndjeshme deri edhe në ditët tona. Ka fort të ngjarë që emri i tij është bërë i njohur falë famës që njohu shprehja e tij “Cogito, ergo sum”. Përmes gërshetimit të “intuitës” dhe “deduksionit” Descartes-i arriti të shohë te parimi i “cogito”-s ekzistencën e botës materiale. Sakaq, Dekarti nuk kërkoi ta veçonte apo ta shmangte asnjëherë metafizikën prej punës së tij shkencore, punë e cila përfshinte në vetvete një varg hulumtimesh të rëndësishme në domenet e natyrës, matematikës, psikologjisë dhe optikës. Në këtë libër, Tom Sorell tregon se si Dekarti ish para së gjithash një përvijues dhe lëvrues i një qasjeje të re ndaj matematikës në domenin e natyrës, dhe se si për të mbështetur programin e tij në lëmin e shkencës, Dekartit iu desh të lëvronte një vizion metafizik tërësisht origjinal.
  BibliotekaFeniks | Nov 18, 2020 |
I'm not sure I really understand more about Descartes's philosophy than I did before, however that may be my fault rather than the author's ( )
  Robertgreaves | Nov 21, 2018 |
This is a short text combining extracts from the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers with commentary from one of Britain's most distinguished writers on philosophy.
  antimuzak | May 29, 2007 |
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René Descartes had a short working life and it began late.
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Descartes is perhaps best known for his statement, "Cogito, ergo sum," the cornerstone of his metaphysics. But he did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, and optics. In this book, Sorell shows that Descarates was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of the new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his philosophies to support his discoveries in the sciences. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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