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The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions enabling access for modern students to the essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

This is an English translation of Descartes' seminal discourse, with an original essay by Richard Kennington. This text provides readers with a close translation, notes, and a glossary of key terms to facilitate access to ideas as they originally were presented and to make the translator's work transparent.

Richard Kennington (1921–1999) was a professor of philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University and Catholic University of America. His teaching was centered largely on seventeenth-century thinkers such as Bacon and Descartes.

Pamela Kraus teaches at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.

Frank Hunt teaches at St Johns College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Synopsis:

This edition of Descartes' seminal discourse is designed to provide the student with a close translation to facilitate access to ideas as they were originally presented, helping to make the translator's work transparent. Includes an original essay by Richard Kennington, notes, and a glossary of key terms.

Synopsis:

Translation of Descartes treatise for use in courses using sourcebooks, such as early modern philosophy, philosophy of science, etc. as taught in colleges and universities. Also used in some great books programs. Contains an extensive introduction, a translation of the Discourse, an essay by Richard Kennington, and a Glossary of key terms.

Synopsis:

This is an English translation of Descartes' seminal discourse, with an original essay by Richard Kennington. This text is designed to provide the student with a close translation, notes, and a glossary of key terms, facilitating access to ideas as they originally were presented and helping to make the translator's work transparent.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Decartes' immediate audience.

The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions enabling access for modern students to the essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

About the Author

Richard Kennington (1921–1999) was a professor of philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University and Catholic University of America. His teaching wqas centered largely on seventeenth-century thinkers such as Bacon and Descartes.

Pamela Kraus teaches at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. She is coeditor (along with Frank Hunt) of Richard Kennington's "On Modern Origins: Essays in Early Modern Philosophy" (Lexington, 1004).

Frank Hunt teaches at St Johns College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is coeditor, along with Pamela Kraus, of Richard Kennington's "On Modern Origins in Early Modern Philosophy" (Lexington, 1004).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585102594
Author:
Kraus, Pamela
Publisher:
Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Translator:
Kennington, Richard
Editor:
Hunt, Frank
Author:
Kennington, Richard
Author:
Descartes, Rene
Author:
Hunt, Frank
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Science -- Methodology.
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.46x5.61x.22 in. .27 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
This edition of Descartes' seminal discourse is designed to provide the student with a close translation to facilitate access to ideas as they were originally presented, helping to make the translator's work transparent. Includes an original essay by Richard Kennington, notes, and a glossary of key terms.
"Synopsis" by ,
Translation of Descartes treatise for use in courses using sourcebooks, such as early modern philosophy, philosophy of science, etc. as taught in colleges and universities. Also used in some great books programs. Contains an extensive introduction, a translation of the Discourse, an essay by Richard Kennington, and a Glossary of key terms.
"Synopsis" by ,

This is an English translation of Descartes' seminal discourse, with an original essay by Richard Kennington. This text is designed to provide the student with a close translation, notes, and a glossary of key terms, facilitating access to ideas as they originally were presented and helping to make the translator's work transparent.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Decartes' immediate audience.

The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions enabling access for modern students to the essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

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