Discourse on Method and Related Writings (Penguin Classics) by Rene Descartes buy used Used & Rare price $6.92 new from$12.35 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Penguin Books Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0140446990 ISBN - 13:9780140446999 Seller Comments: Item is in good condition. May include some wear and creases on the cover. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order. From the Publisher "It is not enough to have a good mind; it is more important to use it well"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.This edition sets the Discourse on Method in the wider context of Descartes’ work, with the Rules for Guiding One’s Intelligence in Searching for the Truth (1628), extracts from The World (1633) and selected letters from 1636-9. A companion volume, Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, is also published in Penguin Classics.