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About the Book

'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

Based on the new two volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings, this anthology of essential texts contains the most important and widely studied of the writings.

Table of Contents

Rules for the direction of our native intelligence
Discourse on the method
Meditations on First philosophy
Objections and replies
Principles of philosophy
Comments on a certain broadsheet
The passions of the soul.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


Dewey Decimal Class 194
Library of Congress B1837 .C67 1988

The Physical Object

Pagination xii, 249 p. :
Number of pages 249

ID Numbers

Open Library OL2397001M
Internet Archive descartesselecte00desc
ISBN 10 0521358124, 0521352649
LC Control Number 87026799
Library Thing 80818
Goodreads 103871 225877

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