Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 16, 2015

    Annie Liontas: IMG "You Want Me to Smell My Fingers?": Five Unforgettable Greek Idioms



    The word "idiom" originates in the Greek word ídios ("one's own") and means "special feature" or "special phrasing." Idioms are peculiar because,... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Let Me Explain You

      Annie Liontas 9781476789088

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Self Help- Meditations
1 Remote Warehouse Philosophy- General

Discourse on Method and Meditations (Dover Books on Western Philosophy)

by

Discourse on Method and Meditations (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Is it possible to be certain of anything? If so, how? The father of modern philosophy and the founder of rational method in philosophical thought, Renand#233; Descartes (1596and#8211;1650) sought the answers to these questions and in doing so, addressed the most important of methods of thinking and understanding truth. In Discourse on Method, he applies a scientific approach to philosophy that comprises four principles: to accept only what reason recognizes as "clear and distinct"; to analyze complex ideas by dividing them into smaller elements; to reconstruct the ideas; and to make accurate and complete enumerations of the data. His Meditations proceed according to this method, exploring the mind/body distinction, the nature of truth and error, the existence of God, and the essence of material things.

Book News Annotation:

Reprints the sections "Discourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason" and "Meditations on first philosophy" from the 1955 Dover edition of , which was a corrected reprint of the Cambridge University Press edition published in 1911. In them, Descartes considers the nature of the human mind, scientific reasoning, and theology.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Unabridged republication of 'Discourse and Meditations from The Philosophical Works of Descartes', Cambridge University Press, 1911.

Synopsis:

Two works from the father of modern philosophy. In Discourse on Method, he formulated a scientific approach comprising four principles, including to accept only what reason recognizes as "clear and distinct." In Meditations, he explores the mind/body distinction, the nature of truth and error, the existence of God, and the essence of material things.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486432526
Translator:
Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson
Translator:
Ross, G. R. T.
Translator:
Haldane, Elizabeth S.; Ross, G. R. T.
Translator:
Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson
Translator:
Ross, G. R. T.
Author:
&
Author:
Descartes, Rene
Author:
Renand#233
Author:
Descarte
Author:
Ren
Author:
Descartes, Renand#233
Author:
s, Rene
Author:
Descartes, Ren
Author:
Haldane, Elizabeth S.
Author:
eacute
Author:
Descartes
Author:
Ross, G. R. T.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Knowledge, theory of
Subject:
First philosophy.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Science -- Methodology.
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Meditations
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Philosophical Classics
Series Volume:
working paper 9788
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
1400x1600

Other books you might like

  1. Leviathan Used Mass Market $2.95
  2. On Liberty Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. Leibniz: New Essays on Human... Used Trade Paper $49.00
  4. A Treatise of Human Nature (Dover... New Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Critique of Pure Reason (Dover... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. The Republic Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Meditations
Humanities » Philosophy » General

Discourse on Method and Meditations (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 128 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486432526 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Unabridged republication of 'Discourse and Meditations from The Philosophical Works of Descartes', Cambridge University Press, 1911.
"Synopsis" by ,
Two works from the father of modern philosophy. In Discourse on Method, he formulated a scientific approach comprising four principles, including to accept only what reason recognizes as "clear and distinct." In Meditations, he explores the mind/body distinction, the nature of truth and error, the existence of God, and the essence of material things.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.