Discourse on the Method

Discourse on the Method

by Rene Descartes

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Overview

Rare edition with unique illustrations and elegant classic cream paper.

The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "cogito ergo sum," "I think, therefore I am." It is a method which gives a solid platform from which all modern natural sciences could evolve. With this work, the idea of skepticism was revived from the ancients such as Sextus Empiricus and modified to account for a truth that Descartes found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fresh perspective, clear of any preconceived notions.

Includes unique illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515433125
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Ian Maclean is a Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Introduction:

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