René Descartes

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The father of modern western philosophy, René Descartes formulated the first modern version of mind-body dualism, promoting the development of a new science grounded in observation and experiment. Applying an original system of methodical doubt, he dismissed apparent knowledge derived from the senses and reason, establishing a new epistemic foundation on the basis of intuition, expressed in the dictum: “I think, therefore I am” (Cogito, ergo sum). This comprehensive eBook presents Descartes’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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The father of modern western philosophy, René Descartes formulated the first modern version of mind-body dualism, promoting the development of a new science grounded in observation and experiment. Applying an original system of methodical doubt, he dismissed apparent knowledge derived from the senses and reason, establishing a new epistemic foundation on the basis of intuition, expressed in the dictum: “I think, therefore I am” (Cogito, ergo sum). This comprehensive eBook presents Descartes’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Descartes’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the treatises and other texts
* All the major treatises, with individual contents tables
* Features rare treatises appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Features two biographies – discover Descartes’ literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order

CONTENTS:

The Books
RULES FOR THE DIRECTION OF THE MIND
THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH
THE WORLD
DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD
MEDITATIONS ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY
SELECTIONS FROM ‘THE PRINCIPLES OF PHILOSOPHY’
NOTES DIRECTED AGAINST A CERTAIN PROGRAMME
PASSIONS OF THE SOUL

The Biographies
RENÉ DESCARTES by William Wallace
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: RENÉ DESCARTES by Clodius Piat

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