Meditations on First Philosophy

Written By René Descartes
Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Publsiher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 08 May 2008
  • ISBN : 0191604941
  • Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book entitled Meditations on First Philosophy by author: René Descartes which was release on 08 May 2008 and published by OUP Oxford with total page 336 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. '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 : René Descartes
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-05-08
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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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 ...

Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : John Cottingham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-16
  • Total pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : 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
  • Author : René Descartes,Donald A. Cress
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993-03-12
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : 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 ...

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : René Descartes
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Total pages : 106
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : 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 ...

Briefly Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Briefly  Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : David Mills Daniel
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 79
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : A new series of summarized texts commonly used on theology and philosophy high school and college courses....

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus
  • Author : René Descartes,Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane,George Robert Thomson Ross
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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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 ...

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : René Descartes
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993-10-01
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style....

Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : René Descartes
  • Publisher : Agora Publications, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-07
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : · René Descartes is often described as the first modern philosopher, but much of the content of his Meditations on First Philosophy can be found in the medieval period that had already existed for more than a thousand years. Does God exist? If so, what is his nature? Is the human ...

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : René Descartes
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-06-15
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : 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 Third Edition

Meditations on First Philosophy  Third Edition
  • Author : René Descartes,Donald A. Cress
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993-03-12
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : 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 ...

Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy remains one of the most widely studied works of Western philosophy. This volume is a refreshed and updated edition of John Cottingham's bestselling 1996 edition, based on his translation in the acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes. It presents the complete text ...

Meditiations On The First Philosophy

Meditiations On The First Philosophy
  • Author : Rene Descartes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Total pages : 59
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : In Meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher René Descartes, now regarded as the father of Western philosophy, introduces the concept of the dichotomy—the separation of mind and body—by determining, “I think, therefore I am.” Over the course of six meditations, each presented as though they were the meditations ...

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Author : Andreas Vrahimis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Total pages : 102
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : 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 ...

Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy  An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide
  • Author : Kurt Brandhorst
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-16
  • Total pages : 213
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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Summary : Descartes' Meditations is one of the most commonly studied texts in introductory philosophy courses. Rather than simply telling the reader what to think, Meditations invites them to undertake a philosophical journey for themselves. This book is designed to accompany readers on that journey; it prepares them for its demands, helps ...

Rene Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Rene Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus
  • Author : Stanley Tweyman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0191604941
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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 ...