Six Discourses on the Distinction Between the Body and the Soul and Treatises on Metaphysics

2015.11.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Géraud de Cordemoy, Six Discourses on the Distinction Between the Body and the Soul and Treatises on Metaphysics, Steven Nadler
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2015.11.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Géraud de Cordemoy, Six Discourses on the Distinction Between the Body and the Soul and Treatises on Metaphysics, Steven Nadler (tr.), Oxford University Press, 2015, 156pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198713319. Reviewed by Fred Ablondi, Hendrix College The publication of this translation of Géraud de Cordemoy's Six Discours sur la Distinction et l'Union du Corps et de l'Âme is most welcome as it is the first time this work by one of the leading Cartesians of the seventeenth century has been translated into English. (Cordemoy's other major publication, Discours physique de la parole, was translated into English in 1668.) The Six Discourses was originally published in 1666 with the title Le Discernement du Corps et de l'Ame en six discours pour server à l'éclaircissement de le physique; this translation is based on the 1704 posthumous edition of Cordemoy's collected works in which it bore the new title. Steven. . .

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