treatise n : a formal exposition
- A formal, usually lengthy, systematic discourse on some subject.
systematic discourse on some subject
A treatise is a formal, lengthy, systematic discourse on some subject.
- Treatises have been written by various philosophers:
- Aristotle—various treatises
- Claudius Ptolemaeus—Almagest
- John Locke—Two Treatises of Government
- David Hume—A Treatise of Human Nature
- René Descartes—Treatise on the World and Compendium Musicae
- William Godwin—one of the first anarchist treatises
- Karl Marx—Das Kapital
- Niccolò Machiavelli—The Prince, and Discourses on Livy
- Hector Berlioz—Treatise on Instrumentation (sometimes, Treatise on Orchestration)
- Charles Darwin—The Origin of Species
- Nizam al-Mulk—Siyasatnama (The Book of Government)
- Recent treatises in the natural
- Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Volumes A through W, edited by Raymond C. Moore, Roger L. Kaesler, and others (1953 to 2006, and continuing). Lawrence, Kansas: University of KansasPress; and Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America. -- Two recent volumes are, for example, ISBN 0813731356 (Brachiopoda, Revised, Volume 5, published 2006) and ISBN 0813731313 (Porifera, Revised, Volume 3, published 2004).
- Treatise on Marine Ecology and Paleoecology, Volume 1: Ecology and Volume 2: Paleoecology edited respectively by Joel W. Hedgpeth and Harry S. Ladd (1957/1971). Washington, D.C. : WaverlyPress; and Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.
treatise in Danish: Lærebog
treatise in German: Abhandlung
treatise in Modern Greek (1453-): Δοκίμιο
treatise in Dutch: Scriptie
treatise in Esperanto: Lernolibro
treatise in French: Traité
treatise in Japanese: 教科書
treatise in Polish: Traktat (literatura)
treatise in Swedish: Lärobok