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The Philosophical Writings of Descartes

The Philosophical Writings of Descartes

Volume 3. The Correspondence

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  • Date Published: September 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521423502

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  • Volumes I and II provide a completely new translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. Volume III contains 207 of Descartes' letters, over half of which have not been translated into English before. It incorporates, in its entirety, Anthony Kenny's celebrated translation of selected philosophical letters, first published in 1970. In conjunction with Volumes I and II it is designed to meet the widespread demand for a comprehensive, accurate and authoritative edition of Descartes' philosophical writings in clear and readable modern English.

    • This completes the three volume set of new translations of all Descartes'writings
    • Volume III contains 207 philosophical letters, over half of which have not appeared in English before, and includes Antony Kenny's celebrated selection, first published in 1970 (by Blackwell, now out of print)
    • Descartes' correspondents included the philosopher Hobbes, whose objections to the Meditations now standardly appear in all editions of Descartes; and Queen Christina of Sweden, for whom Descartes composed his last ever work
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    • Date Published: September 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521423502
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General introduction
    Chronological table
    Table of letters translated
    Letters
    Notes on Descartes' correspondents
    Table of citations of Descartes' works
    Index.

  • Author

    René Descartes

    Editors

    John Cottingham

    Dugald Murdoch

    Robert Stoothoff

    Anthony Kenny

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