[DESCARTES, RENE. 1596-1650.] MURRAY, JOHN. Fragment of a manuscript on paper, in Latin,
Lot 5353
PHILOSOPHY—DESCARTES. MURRAY, JOHN. Fragment of an autograph manuscript on paper, in Latin,
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PHILOSOPHY—DESCARTES.
MURRAY, JOHN. Fragment of an autograph manuscript on paper, in Latin, 34 ll recto and verso, 8vo, [England or Scotland], 1695, bound at top in period blindstamped calf, worn, covers near detached.

"COGITO ERGO SUM....": notes on Cartesian philosophy by a student during the English Enlightenment. The majority of the text, apparently dealing with metaphysics, is dated and signed at the end "Joannes Murray / Est huius Libri / legitimus pos-sessor." Thence follows the first eight pages of an "Appendix de vita, scriptis, Methodo & Meditationibus Cartesii," including the phrase for which Descartes is best known ("I think, therefore I am"), first published in 1637.
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