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By John Cottingham

Volumes I and II supplied a totally new translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, in response to the easiest on hand Latin and French texts. quantity III comprises 207 of Descartes' letters, over 1/2 that have formerly now not been translated into English. It comprises, in its entirety, Anthony Kenny's celebrated translation of chosen philosophical letters, first released in 1970. together with Volumes I and II it really is designed to satisfy the common call for for a finished, authoritative and actual version of Descartes' philosophical writings in transparent and readable glossy English.

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