Buy Discourse on Method: AND Meditations on First Philosophy (Hackett Classics) 4th edition by Descartes, Rene, Cress, Donald A., Cress, Donald A. The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Descartes : Discourse On Method Paperback – Jan. 1 2002 by Rene Descartes (Author) 4.7 out of 5 stars 8 ratings. For readers coming to Descartes's work for the first time, Andrew Bailey's introduction nicely situates the text both philosophically and historically." The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Praise for Bailey and Johnston's Descartes editions: "Ian Johnston's new translation of Descartes's famous Discourse on Method will stand with the best and most readable translations now available in English. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Buy Discourse on Method and Related Writings (Penguin Classics) by Descartes, René, Clarke, Desmond, Clarke, Desmond (ISBN: 9780140446999) from Amazon's Book Store. This volume provides new translations of René Descartes’s two most important philosophical works. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Searching for Truth in the Sciences (French title: Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la verité dans les sciences). Descartes' Discourse marks a watershed in European thought; in it, the author sets out in brief his radical new philosophy, which begins with a proof of the existence of the self (the famous "cogito ergo sum"). Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" CDN$ 44.75 . Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Descartes 'Discourse on Method' is a fascinating text, combining the newly-invented form of essay (Descartes was familiar with the Essays of Montaigne) with the same kind of autobiographical impulse that underpins Augustine's Confessions. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. (ISBN: 9780872204218) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Discourse offers a concise presentation and defense of Descartes’s method of intellectual inquiry—a method that greatly influenced both philosophical and scientific reasoning in the early modern world. Included are Descartes' "Discourse on Method" and "Meditations," Spinoza's "Ethics," and Leibnitz's "Discourse on Metaphysics" and the "Monadology." In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. CDN$ 44.75 — Paperback "Please retry" CDN$ 9.05 . René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Descartes' hesitancy in publishing Discourse on Method was due to the political and religious climate at the time, which was extremely hostile to any idea that appeared heretical or threatening to the Church, of which the trial of Galileo Galilei, in Rome, was an example. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. The only really famous text excluded here is Spinoza's "De Emendatione," but the inexpensive Prometheus Books paperback of the "Ethics" includes that. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. Buy Discourse on Method and the Meditations (Great Books in Philosophy) by Descartes, Rene, Veitch, J. (ISBN: 9780879755263) from Amazon's Book Store.