Meditations On First Philosophy

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Author by Rene Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Academic Resources Corp
ISBN : 0882061046
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File Pages : 232
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Discourse On The Method

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 0300067739
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File Pages : 400
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Descartes' ideas not only changed the course of Western philosophy but also led to or transformed the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, physics and mathematics, political theory and ethics, psychoanalysis, and literature and the arts. This book reprints Descartes' major works, Discourse on Method and Meditations, and presents essays by leading scholars that explore his contributions in each of those fields and place his ideas in the context of his time and our own. There are chapters by David Weissman on metaphysics and psychoanalysis, John Post on epistemology, Lou Massa on physics and mathematics, William T. Bluhm on politics and ethics, and Thomas Pavel on literature and art. These essays are accompanied by others by David Weissman and by Stephen Toulmin that introduce the idea of intellectual lineages, discuss the period in which Descartes wrote, and reexamine the premises of his philosophy in light of contemporary philosophical, political, and social thinking.


Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Mathematics
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107059207
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File Pages : 215
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This is an updated edition of John Cottingham's acclaimed translation of Descartes's philosophical masterpiece, including an abridgement of Descartes's Objections and Replies.


An Analysis Of Rene Descartes S Meditations On First Philosophy

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Author by Andreas Vrahimis
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : CRC Press
ISBN : 9781351350686
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File Pages : 102
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René Descartes’s 1641 Meditations on First Philosophy is a cornerstone of the history of western thought. One of the most important philosophical texts ever written, it is also a masterclass in the art of critical thinking – specifically when it comes to reasoning and interpretation. Descartes sought to do nothing less than create a new foundation for the pursuit of knowledge – whether philosophical, scientific, or theological. To that end, he laid out a systematic programme that reinterpreted prior definitions of knowledge, and reasoned out a systematic means of obtaining, verifying, and building on existing human knowledge. To this end, Descartes created a definition of true knowledge as that which is based on things which cannot be called into doubt by radical scepticism. If, he suggests, we can find a belief that cannot be called into doubt, this will provide a solid foundation upon which we can build systematic reasoning. This ‘cartesian’ method, as it has come to be known, is a blueprint for reasoning that continues to shape the study of philosophy today: a careful weighing of possibilities, searching out solid ground and building on it step by step.


Meditationes De Prima Philosophia

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9780521191388
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File Pages : 283
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A dual-language edition presenting Descartes's original Latin text of his greatest work, with a facing-page authoritative English translation.


Meditations On First Philosophy

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN : 0872201929
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Many other matters respecting the attributes of God and my own nature or mind remain for consideration; but I shall possibly on another occasion resume the investigation of these. Now my principal task is to endeavour to emerge from the state of doubt into which I have these last days fallen.


Meditations Objections And Replies

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Hackett Publishing
ISBN : 9781603840569
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This edition features reliable, accessible translations; useful editorial materials; and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, accompanied by Descartes' replies, in their entirety. The letter serving as a reply to Gassendi--in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies--conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception.


Rene Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy In Focus

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Author by Stanley Tweyman
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134901012
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File Pages : 232
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This volume presents the excellent and popular translation by Haldane and Ross of Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy, an introduction by Stanley Tweyman which explores the relevance of Descartes' Regulae and his method of analysis in the Meditations, and six articles which indicate the diversity of scholarly opinion on the topic of method in Descartes' philosopy.


Discourse On Method And Meditations

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 9780486115443
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File Pages : 128
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DIVTwo works by the founder of rational method in philosophical thought: Discourse on Method, which formulates a scientific approach to philosophy; and Meditations, which employs the principles in an exploration of the mind/body distinction. /div


Meditations And Other Metaphysical Writings

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Author by René Descartes
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141936062
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File Pages : 256
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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.