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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC353
LC item number
.D48213 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world and other writings. The treatise on light -- Discourse 2 of the Dioptrics -- Discourse 8 of the Meteors -- The treatise on man -- Description of the human body
Control code
ocm49569189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511605727
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl142395
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35820858
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49569189
  • pebcs0511001878

Library Locations

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