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|Genre/Form:||Early works to 1800|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
René Descartes; F E Sutcliffe
|Notes:||Translation of Discours de la méthode.|
|Description:||187 p. ; 18 cm.|
|Contents:||Discourse on the method of properly conducting one's reason and of seeking the truth in the sciences --Meditations --
Letter from the author to the translator of the Principles of philosophy, to serve as a preface.
|Series Title:||Penguin classics.|
|Other Titles:||Discours de la méthode.|
|Responsibility:||Descartes ; translated with an introduction by F.E. Sutcliffe.|
Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. from http://www.abebooks.com (August 22, 2011).
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