1685 Meditations of Rene Descartes Philosophy Metaphysics Existence of God Latin

DESCARTES, Rene

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“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”

– René Descartes

 

René Descartes was a 17th-century French philosopher whose theories and discoveries spawned an influx of commentary and responsive writings from western philosophers. He wrote numerous studies on a variety of topics including meteorology, physics, dioptric, mechanics, and even music – all of which were collected in his work ‘Discourse on the Method’.

 

According to the ‘Printing and the Mind of Man’,

“It is no exaggeration to say that Descartes was the first of modern philosophers and one of the first modern scientists; in both branches of learning his influence has been vast The revolution he caused can be most easily found in his reassertion of the principle (lost in the Middle Ages) that knowledge, if it is to have any value, must be intelligence and not erudition. His application of modern arithmetic to ancient geometry created the analytical geometry which is the basis of the post-Euclidean development of that science.”

 

One of his most important and oft-referenced works was ‘Meditations of First Philosophy’ – a collection of detailed explanations of various philosophical systems. Discussed are metaphysical ideals concerning the human mind, the existence of God, material things, the distinction between the mind and body, and the value of truths. This work is still considered to be one of the most influential philosophical texts ever written. (Watson.)

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1685 Meditations of Rene Descartes Philosophy Metaphysics Existence of God Latin

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”

– René Descartes

 

René Descartes was a 17th-century French philosopher whose theories and discoveries spawned an influx of commentary and responsive writings from western philosophers. He wrote numerous studies on a variety of topics including meteorology, physics, dioptric, mechanics, and even music – all of which were collected in his work ‘Discourse on the Method’.

 

According to the ‘Printing and the Mind of Man’,

“It is no exaggeration to say that Descartes was the first of modern philosophers and one of the first modern scientists; in both branches of learning his influence has been vast The revolution he caused can be most easily found in his reassertion of the principle (lost in the Middle Ages) that knowledge, if it is to have any value, must be intelligence and not erudition. His application of modern arithmetic to ancient geometry created the analytical geometry which is the basis of the post-Euclidean development of that science.”

 

One of his most important and oft-referenced works was ‘Meditations of First Philosophy’ – a collection of detailed explanations of various philosophical systems. Discussed are metaphysical ideals concerning the human mind, the existence of God, material things, the distinction between the mind and body, and the value of truths. This work is still considered to be one of the most influential philosophical texts ever written(Watson.)

 

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DESCARTES, Rene

Renati Des Cartes Meditationes de prima philosophia, in quibus Dei existentia, & anima humanae à corpore distinctio, demonstrantur.

 

Amstelodami, Ex typographia Blaviana, 1685.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 parts in 1

o   ‘Meditationes…’

  • [20], 191, [1]

o   ‘Appendix…Objectiones’

  • 164

o   ‘Epistola…D. Gisbertum Voetium’

  • 88
  • References: PMM 129; Watson, Rene Descartes
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20.5cm x 16.5cm)
  • Very rare with auction records and price comparisons at $3,000

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Categories

Philosophy

European History

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

DESCARTES, Rene

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete