Discourse on method, and related writings
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London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1999.
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xxxv, 1 unnumbered page, 207 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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English
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0140446990, 9780140446999

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Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxv-xxxvi) and index.
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René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy, and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas--such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them--have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy.
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Translated from the French.

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Descartes, R., & Clarke, D. M. (1999). Discourse on method, and related writings . Penguin Books.

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Descartes, René, 1596-1650 and Desmond M. Clarke. 1999. Discourse On Method, and Related Writings. London ; New York: Penguin Books.

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Descartes, René, 1596-1650 and Desmond M. Clarke. Discourse On Method, and Related Writings London ; New York: Penguin Books, 1999.

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Descartes, René, and Desmond M Clarke. Discourse On Method, and Related Writings Penguin Books, 1999.

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