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René Descartes - Discourse on Method - 9781554813179 - V9781554813179
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Discourse on Method

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Description for Discourse on Method Paperback. Descartes' Discourse, presented here in an engaging new translation, is a perfect point of entry into early modern philosophical and scientific thought.

Translator(s): Johnston, Ian. Series: Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought. Num Pages: 100 pages. BIC Classification: HPCD; HPK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140. Weight in Grams: 130.
The Discourse on the Method for Reasoning Well and for Seeking Truth in the Sciences offers a concise presentation and defense of René Descartes' method of intellectual inquiry - a method that greatly influenced both philosophical and scientific reasoning in the early modern world. Descartes's timeless writing strikes an uncommon balance of novelty and familiarity, offering arguments concerning knowledge, science, and metaphysics (including the famous ""I think, therefore I am"") that are as compelling in the 21st century as they were in the 17th.

Ian Johnston's new translation of the original French text is modern, clear, and ... Read more

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Broadview Press Ltd Canada
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Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought
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Peterborough, Canada
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About René Descartes
Andrew Bailey is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Guelph, Canada. Ian Johnston is Professor Emeritus at Vancouver Island University, Canada and has translated numerous works from Greek, French, German, and Latin.

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“Ian Johnston’s new translation of Descartes’s famous Discourse on Method will stand with the best and most readable translations now available in English. For readers coming to Descartes’s work for the first time, Andrew Bailey’s introduction nicely situates the text both philosophically and historically.”- Kurt Smith, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania “Descartes’s Discourse on Method is incredibly rich: it motivates ... Read more

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