The Resource The world and other writings, René Descartes ; translated and edited by Stephen Gaukroger

The world and other writings, René Descartes ; translated and edited by Stephen Gaukroger

Label
The world and other writings
Title
The world and other writings
Statement of responsibility
René Descartes ; translated and edited by Stephen Gaukroger
Title variation
World
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Descartes' The World offers the most comprehensive vision of the nature of the world since Aristotle, and is crucial for an understanding of his later writings, in particular the Meditations and Principles of Philosophy. Above all, it provides an insight into how Descartes conceived of natural philosophy before he started to reformulate his doctrines in terms of a skeptically driven epistemology. Of its two parts, The Treatise on Light introduced the first comprehensive, quantitative version of a mechanistic natural philosophy, supplying a theory of matter, physical optics, and a cosmology, and The Treatise on Man provided the first comprehensive mechanist physiology. This volume also includes translations of material important for an understanding of the work: related sections from The Dioptrics and The Meteors, and the first English translation of the complete text of The Description of the Human Body
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 500
  • 500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QC353
  • QC353
LC item number
  • .D48213
  • .D48213 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Label
The world and other writings, René Descartes ; translated and edited by Stephen Gaukroger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000013737688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 208 p.
Isbn
9780521636469
Lccn
98014404
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18595467
System control number
  • 33217007059042
  • (OCoLC)38495162

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