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Descartes' Meditations on first philosophy : an Edinburgh philosophical guide

Author: Kurt Brandhorst
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.
Series: Edinburgh philosophical guides series.
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Descartes' Meditations is one of the first texts that a philosophy student will study, and one that many come back to time and again. Rather than simply telling the reader what to think, Meditations invites us to take a philosophical journey. This book prepares readers for that journey, helping them to engage with each of the meditations and suggesting ways through the more difficult passages. This guide also offers  Read more...
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Brandhorst, Kurt.
Descartes' Meditations on first philosophy.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)506249255
Named Person: René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Brandhorst
ISBN: 9780748634804 0748634800 9780748634811 0748634819
OCLC Number: 664682095
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages).
Contents: Series Editors' Preface; Note on Texts; 1. Historical Context and Introduction; 2. A Guide to the Text: The First Meditation; The Second Meditation; The Third Meditation - The Search for an Other; The Other is God; The Fourth Meditation; The Fifth Meditation; The Sixth Meditation; 3. Study Aids: Glossary; Types of Question You Will Encounter; Tips for Writing About Meditations; Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Edinburgh philosophical guides series.
Responsibility: Kurt Brandhorst.

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