Key Philosophical Writings Paperback
Edited by Enrique Chavez-Arvizo
Part of the Wordsworth Classics of World Literature series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/05/1996
- Category: History of Western philosophy
- ISBN: 9781853264702