Key Philosophical Writings
Translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross. Edited with an Introduction by Enrique Chavez-Arvizo.
Rene Descartes (1569-1650), the 'father' of modern philosophy, is without doubt one of the greatest thinkers in history: his genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. Breaking with the conventions of his own time and suffering persecution by the Church as a consequence, Descartes in his writings - most of which are philosophical classics - attempted to answer the central questions surrounding the self, God, free-will and knowledge, using the science of thought as opposed to received wisdom based on the tenets of faith.
This edition, the most comprehensive one-volume selection of Descartes' works available in English, includes his great essay, Discourse on Method.
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The first half of this book contains "Rules for the Direction of the Mind", "Discourse on the Method", and "Meditations on First Philosophy"; and honestly the first half is all I've read (and reread ... Read full review
DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD
MEDITATIONS ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY
OBJECTIONS AND REPLIES Extracts
PRINCIPLES OF PHILOSOPHY Extracts
NOTES DIRECTED AGAINST A CERTAIN
THE PASSIONS OF THE SOUL Extracts
THE SEARCH AFTER TRUTH