Key Philosophical Writings

Author(s): René Descartes

Critical Thinking

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.

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  • : 9781853264702
  • : Wordsworth Editions, Limited
  • : Wordsworth Editions, Limited
  • : January 1997
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : René Descartes
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 194
  • : 432