Key Philosophical Writings - Wordsworth Classics of World Literature (Paperback)Rene Descartes (author), Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (translator), G. R. T. Ross (translator), Enrique Chavez-Arvizo (author of introduction), Tom Griffith (series editor)
Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 05/01/1997
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Translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross. Edited with an Introduction by Enrique Chavez-Arvizo. Rene Descartes (1569-1650), the `father' of modern philosophy, is without doubt one of the greatest thinkers in history: his genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. Breaking with the conventions of his own time and suffering persecution by the Church as a consequence, Descartes in his writings - most of which are philosophical classics - attempted to answer the central questions surrounding the self, God, free-will and knowledge, using the science of thought as opposed to received wisdom based on the tenets of faith. This edition, the most comprehensive one-volume selection of Descartes' works available in English, includes his great essay, Discourse on Method.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
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