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The Cambridge companion to Descartes' Meditations

Author: David Cunningham
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge companions to philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Publication:Cambridge companion to Descartes' Meditations.
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"Descartes' enormously influential Meditations seeks to prove a number of theses: that God is a necessary existent; that our minds are equipped to track truth and avoid error; that the external world exists and provides us with information to preserve our embodiment; and that minds are immaterial substances. The work is a treasure-trove of views and arguments, but there are controversies about the details of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Cunningham
ISBN: 9781107018600 1107018609 9781107630482 1107630487
OCLC Number: 871630661
Description: Seiten cm.
Contents: Introduction David Cunning; 1. The methodology of the Meditations: tradition and innovation Christia Mercer; 2. The First Meditation: skeptical doubt and certainty Charles Larmore; 3. The First Meditation: divine omnipotence, necessary truths and the possibility of radical deception David Cunning; 4. The Second Meditation and the nature of the human mind Lilli Alanen; 5. The Second Meditation: unimaginable bodies and insensible minds Katherine J. Morris; 6. The Third Meditation: causal arguments for God's existence Lawrence Nolan; 7. The Third Meditation on objective being: representation and intentional content Amy Schmitter; 8. The Fourth Meditation: Descartes's theodicy avant la lettre Thomas M. Lennon; 9. The Fourth Meditation: Descartes and libertarian freedom Cecilia Wee; 10. The Fifth Meditation: Descartes' doctrine of true and immutable natures Tad M. Schmaltz; 11. The Fifth Meditation: externality and true and immutable natures Olli Koistinen; 12. The Sixth Meditation: Descartes and the embodied self Deborah Brown; 13. Sensory perception of bodies: Meditation 6.5 Alison Simmons; 14. Descartes's dualism and its relation to Spinoza's metaphysics Alan Nelson; 15. The Meditations and Descartes' considered conception of God Annette Baier.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to philosophy
Responsibility: edited by David Cunning, University of Iowa.

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This volume shows the Meditations as both philosophy and pedagogy. It explores the connections between Descartes' views on philosophical method, knowledge, skepticism, God, the nature of mind, free  Read more...

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