Discourse on Method Paperback / softback
Edited by Andrew Bailey
Part of the Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought series
Paperback / softback
The Discourse on the Method for Reasoning Well and for Seeking Truth in the Sciences offers a concise presentation and defense of Rene Descartes' method of intellectual inquiry - a method that greatly influenced both philosophical and scientific reasoning in the early modern world.
Descartes's timeless writing strikes an uncommon balance of novelty and familiarity, offering arguments concerning knowledge, science, and metaphysics (including the famous ""I think, therefore I am"") that are as compelling in the 21st century as they were in the 17th. Ian Johnston's new translation of the original French text is modern, clear, and thoroughly annotated, ideal for readers unfamiliar with Descartes' intellectual context.
An approachable introduction engages both the historical and the philosophical aspects of the text, helping the reader to understand the concepts and arguments contained therein.
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