Key Letter By Descartes Found After 170 Years

Key Letter By Descartes Found After 170 Years

“[T]housands of treasured documents… vanished from the Institut de France in the mid-1800s, stolen by an Italian mathematician. Among them were 72 letters by René Descartes… Now one of those purloined letters has turned up at a small private college in eastern Pennsylvania… The letter, dated May 27, 1641, concerns the publication of Meditations on First Philosophy, a celebrated work whose use of reason and scientific methods helped to ignite a revolution in thought.”

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> can we have the text please? (Preferably in a human language)

Sorry, it’s written in French.

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