Discourse on Method and the related writings (Penguin Classics)
“There is not enough to have a good opinion, it is important to use it well,” Rene 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 applied sciences, and the extent to which everyone can achieve certainty. Based on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes the modern science, and the soon to replace traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes’ radical ideas like the difference between our perception and the reality that they have, to cause to be very influential in the development of modern philosophy. This edition is the discourse on the method in the larger context of Descartes’ work, with the rules for conducting an intelligence in the search for the truth (1628), excerpts from the world (1633) and selected letters of 1636-9. An accompanying book, meditation and other metaphysical writings reflected also published in Penguin Classics.
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