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The Philosophy of Descartes By Frank Sewall
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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy', and much... More > subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. In particular, his Meditations on First Philosophy continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments.< Less
The Descartes Decision By Leon Stern
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In 1950s San Francisco, debonair, failed book dealer, antique lover, and restaurant critic, Maitland Q. Quandry, opens a PI agency with long time pal Sam Slade who was a Pinkerton agent. After a few... More > successes and a few laughs they find themselves sucked into a serious game of hide and seek by a dead man's last wishes. Soon they are chin deep in disguises, intrigue, double identities, hidden rooms, hit men, homicide detectives, and a luxury yacht. Only when they stumble into the lair of Chinatown's underworld boss do they realize that the prize that will save their lives is the key to the case. While Mr. Chin and the Lady Pink have Quandry on the rack they must decide who died first, who died last, and if thinking badly while in pain means you’re alive.< Less
The Descartes Decision By Leon Stern
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In 1950s San Francisco, debonair, failed book dealer, antique lover, and restaurant critic, Maitland Q. Quandry, opens a PI agency with long time pal Sam Slade who was a Pinkerton agent. After a few... More > successes and a few laughs they find themselves sucked into a serious game of hide and seek by a dead man's last wishes. Soon they are chin deep in disguises, intrigue, double identities, hidden rooms, hit men, homicide detectives, and a luxury yacht. Only when they stumble into the lair of Chinatown's underworld boss do they realize that the prize that will save their lives is the key to the case. While Mr. Chin and the Lady Pink have Quandry on the rack they must decide who died first, who died last, and if thinking badly while in pain means you’re alive.< Less
Syntactic Analyses 93: Discourse on Method, (René Descartes) By René Descartes
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Syntactic Analyses 79: Selections from the Principles of Philosophy, (René Descartes) By René Descartes
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Discource on Methods By Rene Descartes
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This version of the 1637 treatise by French philosopher Rene Descartes is spiral bound and has 1.5 spacing so that you can take notes in the text.
Discource on Methods By Rene Descartes
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This version of the 1637 treatise by French philosopher Rene Descartes is spiral bound and has 1.5 spacing so that you can take notes in the text.
A Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences (Illustrated) By René Descartes
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If this Discourse appear too long to be read at once, it may be divided into six Parts: and, in the first, will be found various considerations touching the Sciences; in the second, the principal... More > rules of the Method which the Author has discovered, in the third, certain of the rules of Morals which he has deduced from this Method; in the fourth, the reasonings by which he establishes the existence of God and of the Human Soul, which are the foundations of his Metaphysic; in the fifth, the order of the Physical questions which he has investigated, and, in particular, the explication of the motion of the heart and of some other difficulties pertaining to Medicine, as also the difference between the soul of man and that of the brutes; and, in the last, what the Author believes to be required in order to greater advancement in the investigation of Nature than has yet been made, with the reasons that have induced him to write.< Less
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth By René Descartes
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The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise written by René Descartes. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of... More > Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "I think, therefore I am", which occurs in Part IV of the work. The Discourse on the Method is one of the most influential works in the history of modern philosophy, and important to the evolution of natural sciences. In this work, Descartes tackles the problem of skepticism, which had previously been studied by Sextus Empiricus, Al-Ghazali and Michel de Montaigne. Descartes modified it to account for a truth he found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fresh perspective, clear of any preconceived notions.< Less
Selections from the Principles of Philosophy By René Descartes
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Principles of Philosophy (Principia philosophiae) is a book by René Descartes. It is basically a synthesis of the Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy[1] It was written in... More > Latin, published in 1644 and dedicated to Elisabeth of Bohemia, with whom Descartes had a long standing friendship. This book contains translation from the Original Texts, with a new introductory Essay, Historical and Critical by John Veitch and a Special Introduction by Frank Sewall. When we further reflect on the various ideas that are in us, it is easy to perceive that there is not much difference among them, when we consider them simply as certain modes of thinking, but that they are widely different, considered in reference to the objects they represent; and that their causes must be so much the more perfect according to the degree of objective perfection contained in them.< Less