Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 1993
Editor: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Pages: 59
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 on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 2008-05-08
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0191539716
Language: un
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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.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781460402610
Language: un
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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.

Ren Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Ren   Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: René Descartes,John Cottingham
Release: 2013-04-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9780521191388
Language: un
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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.

Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: John Cottingham
Release: 2017-02-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781107059207
Language: un
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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.

Rene Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Rene Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus
Author by: Stanley Tweyman
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781134901012
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

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.

Meditations on First Philosophy Third Edition

Meditations on First Philosophy  Third Edition
Author by: René Descartes,Donald A. Cress
Release: 1993-03-12
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1603845526
Language: un
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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.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 2008-05-08
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780191604942
Language: un
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SUMMARY:

'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.

Discourse on Method and

Discourse on Method   and
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 1998
Editor: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Pages: 103
ISBN: 0872204200
Language: un
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Contains English translations of Descartes' 1637 treatise Discourse on the Method for Conducting One's Reason Well and for Searching for Truth in the Sciences and a subsequent development of the ideas contained in it, Meditations on First Philosophy, first published in 1641. Includes a selected bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Rene Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Rene Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus
Author by: Stanley Tweyman
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781134901005
Language: un
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SUMMARY:

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.

An Analysis of Rene Descartes s Meditations on First Philosophy

An Analysis of Rene Descartes s Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: Andreas Vrahimis
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9781351350686
Language: en
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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.

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus
Author by: René Descartes,Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane,George Robert Thomson Ross
Release: 1993
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 222
ISBN: 0415077060
Language: un
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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.

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 2003-08-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780141936062
Language: en
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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.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: Rene Descartes
Release: 2012-01-20
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1469934299
Language: un
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The motive which impels me to present this Treatise to you is so reasonable, and when you shall learn its design, I am confident that you also will consider that there is ground so valid for your taking it under your protection, that I can in no way better recommend it to you than by briefly stating the end which I proposed to myself in it. I have always been of the opinion that the two questions respecting God and the Soul were the chief of those that ought to be determined by help of Philosophy rather than of Theology; for although to us, the faithful, it be sufficient to hold as matters of faith, that the human soul does not perish with the body, and that God exists, it yet assuredly seems impossible ever to persuade infidels of the reality of any religion, or almost even any moral virtue, unless, first of all, those two things be proved to them by natural reason. And since in this life there are frequently greater rewards held out to vice than to virtue, few would prefer the right to the useful, if they were restrained neither by the fear of God nor the expectation of another life; and although it is quite true that the existence of God is to be believed since it is taught in the sacred Scriptures, and that, on the other hand, the sacred Scriptures are to be believed because they come from God (for since faith is a gift of God, the same Being who bestows grace to enable us to believe other things, can likewise impart of it to enable us to believe his own existence), nevertheless, this cannot be submitted to infidels, who would consider that the reasoning proceeded in a circle. And, indeed, I have observed that you, with all the other theologians, not only affirmed the sufficiency of natural reason for the proof of the existence of God, but also, that it may be inferred from sacred Scripture, that the knowledge of God is much clearer than of many created things, and that it is really so easy of acquisition as to leave those who do not possess it blameworthy. This is manifest from these words of the Book of Wisdom, chap. xiii., where it is said, Howbeit they are not to be excused; for if their understanding was so great that they could discern the world and the creatures, why did they not rather find out the Lord thereof?

Discourse on Method Meditations on First Philosophy

Discourse on Method   Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: Rene Descartes
Release: 2011-02-15
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1460903560
Language: un
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SUMMARY:

René Descartes (1596 – 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and writer who has been dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosophy", and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. Descartes' influence in mathematics is also apparent; the Cartesian coordinate system—allowing geometric shapes to be expressed in algebraic equations—was named after him. He is credited as the father of analytical geometry. Descartes was also one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution. In particular, his DISCOURSE ON METHOD and MEDITATIONS ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY continue to be standard texts at most university philosophy departments and essential reading for lovers of philosophy in general.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 88
ISBN: UOM:39015025149702
Language: un
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Meditations on First Philosophy Meditationes de prima philosophia

Meditations on First Philosophy  Meditationes de prima philosophia
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 1990-01-30
Editor: University of Notre Dame Pess
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780268161118
Language: un
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This bilingual edition of Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is aimed both specifically at serious students and professors of philosophy, and generally at anyone motivated by a strong philosophical interest.

Discourse on the Method

Discourse on the Method
Author by: René Descartes
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 383
ISBN: 0300067739
Language: un
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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.

The Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates
Author by: Isidor Feinstein Stone
Release: 1989
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9780385260329
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

Combines classical scholarship with techniques of modern investigative journalism in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the trial and conviction of Athens' most prominent philosopher

A Guided Tour of Ren Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

A Guided Tour of Ren   Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
Author by: Christopher Biffle
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1559345128
Language: en
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Providing a complete translation of Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, this text has annotation tasks in the margins which invite students to underline key sentences, paraphrase main ideas, or supply original illustrative examples. Many of the exercises have been rewritten or revised for this edition. An expanded introduction gives a broad overview of the Renaissance, providing an historical and cultural context for Descartes's thinking, and critical-thinking exercises throughout the book aim to help students to review and check their comprehension of central concepts of the Meditations. Brief selections from Anselm, Aquinas and Augustine highlight their arguments for the existence of God, and a section is dedicated to helping students to focus on writing assignments related to the Meditations.