Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Author(s): Rene Descartes

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This is the second of a new two-volume edition of the works of Descartes in Penguin Classics. This volume is designed for students who approach Descartes from the point of view of his philosophy of science. It includes "Discourse on Method", the most accessible and well-known of his discussions of scientific method; the first seven chapters of the earlier, unpublished work, "The World"; as well as a selection of Descartes' correspondence and his replies to his critics.


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Rene Descartes (1596-1650), the French philosopher and mathematician, is generally regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. Desmond C. Clarke is Professor of Philosophy at University College, Cork. He has published widely on Descartes and French seventeenth-century Cartesian philosophers.

General Fields

  • : 9780140446999
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : September 1999
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : Rene Descartes
  • : 256