Supplement to Descartes’ Life and Works

Descartes’ 1616 Law Thesis – Copy of the Original Document

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Further Documentation

Descartes’ 1616 Law Thesis – Latin Transcription

Descartes’ 1616 Law Thesis – English Translation


Thanks to Roger Ariew and Helen Hattab for their advice on this project, and to Daniel Garber for providing me with a copy of the original document.

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