European University Institute Library

The philosophical writings of Descartes, translated by John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch

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.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
v. 1 General Introduction--Chronological Table--Early Writings--Rules for the Direction of the Mind--The World--Treatise on Man--Discourse on the Method--Optics--Principles of Philosophy--Comments on a Certain Broadsheet--Description of the Human Body--The Passions of the Soul--Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (3 volumes), digital, PDF file(s).
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