Descartes: Selected Philosophical Writings

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Februar 1988



This book is planned as the definitive one-volume reader for all English-speaking students of Descartes.


1. General introduction; 2. Chronological table of Descartes' life and works; 3. Rules for the direction of our native intelligence; 4. Discourse on the method; 5. Optics; 6. Meditations on first philosophy; 7. Objections and replies; 8. Principles of philosophy; 9. Comments on a certain broadsheet; 10. The passions of the soul; Index.


'This new translation is designed as a replacement for the old but still widely used translation by Elizabeth Haldane and G. R. T. Ross ... Unlike the Haldane and Ross edition which was translated from a composite text based on both the French and Latin editions, the present translation is made from the Latin text alone, with significant changes in the French edition indicated in the footnotes. This is clearly much more satisfactory. The translation is generally accurate, and is neither excessively free nor excessively literal ... There is little doubt that this will become the standard translation of Descartes' philosophical writings, and it deserves a warm welcome.' French Studies
EAN: 9780521358125
ISBN: 0521358124
Untertitel: 4 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1988
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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