Synopses & Reviews
These two volumes provide a translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. They are intended to replace the only reasonably comprehensive selection of his works in English, by Haldane and Ross, first published in 1911. All the works included in that edition are translated here, together with a number of additional texts crucial for an understanding of Cartesian philosophy, including important material from Descartes' scientific writings. The result should meet the widespread demand for an accurate and authoritative edition of Descartes' philosophical writings in clear and readable modern English.
A completely new translation of the works of Descartes is intended to replace the Haldane and Ross edition, first published in 1911. All material from that edition is translated here, with a number of other texts crucial for understanding Cartesian philosophy.
These two volumes provide a translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts.
Table of Contents
General introduction; Chronological table; 1. Meditations on first philosophy; 2. Objections and replies; 3. Letter to Father Dinet; 4. The search for truth; Index.