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Author Elisabeth, Countess Palatine, 1618-1680.

Title The correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes / Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes ; edited and translated by Lisa Shapiro
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Series The other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Summary Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618?80) and René Descartes (1596?1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters?thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in natural philosophy. The letters are essential reading for anyone interested in Descartes?s philosophy, in particular his account of the human being as a union of mind and body, as well as his ethics. They also
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Elisabeth, Countess Palatine, 1618-1680 -- Correspondence.
Descartes, René, 1596-1650 -- Correspondence.
Philosophy, Modern -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Descartes, René, 1596-1650. Correspondence. Selections. English
Shapiro, Lisa.
LC no. 2006039657
ISBN 0226204448 (electronic bk.)
9780226204444 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Correspondence. Selections. English