Meditations of First Philosophy

Meditations of First Philosophy


  • Release: 2006-01-01
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  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9781425009229
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One of the most outstanding books ever written on philosophy. It touches the questions of God and the human soul logically and seeks truth in science. This literary piece of art is written with a distinct and carefully chosen voice of narrator which leads the reader through the meditation. Magnificent and incredible!

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy


  • Release: 2008-05-08
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
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  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780191604942
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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy


  • Release: 2017-02-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • File: PDF, 188 page
  • ISBN: 9781107059207
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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.

Meditations on First Philosophy  Third Edition

Meditations on First Philosophy Third Edition


  • Release: 1993-03-12
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 72 page
  • ISBN: 1603845526
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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 (after first noting what must be done or avoided, in order to arrive at a knowledge of the truth) my principal task is to endeavour to emerge from the state of doubt into which I have these last days fallen, and to see whether nothing certain can be known regarding material things.

Philosophical Works of Descartes  Volume 1

Philosophical Works of Descartes Volume 1


  • Release: 1973
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  • File: PDF, 460 page
  • ISBN: UVA:X000103501
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Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus


  • Release: 1993
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
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  • File: PDF, 222 page
  • ISBN: 0415077060
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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 on First Philosophy

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy


  • Release: 1999-06-15
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781603844482
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This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy


  • Release: 2013-05-02
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
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  • File: PDF, 106 page
  • ISBN: 9781554811526
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Considered a foundational text in modern philosophy, the Meditations on First Philosophy presents numerous powerful arguments that to this day influence debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. This new translation incorporates revisions from the second Latin edition (1642) and the later French translation (1647) to make Descartes’ reasoning as lucid and engaging as possible. Also included in this edition is a brief introduction to Descartes and the Meditations, revised and expanded from Andrew Bailey’s acclaimed anthology, First Philosophy. The introduction helps the reader to understand the context and purpose of Descartes’ project without over-explaining his arguments.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy


  • Release: 2017-07-05
  • Publisher: CRC Press
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  • File: PDF, 102 page
  • ISBN: 9781351352475
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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.