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Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes; John Cottingham; Bernard Williams
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: René Descartes; John Cottingham; Bernard Williams
ISBN: 0521552524 9780521552523 0521558182 9780521558181
OCLC Number: 32272362
Description: xlvi, 120 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: What can be called into doubt --
The nature of the human mind, and how it is better known than the body --
The existence of God --
Truth and falsity --
The essence of material things, and the existence of God considered a second time --
The existence of material things, and the real distinction between mind and body. Selections from the objections and replies : The rejection of previous beliefs --
The reliability of the senses --
The dreaming argument --
Centainty in dreams --
Cogito ergo sum ('I am thinking, therefore I exist') --
Sum res cogitans ('I am a thinking thing') --
The nature of thought --
The piece of wax --
Innate ideas --
The idea of God --
Objective reality --
God, author of my existence --
The cause of error --
The indifference of the will --
Whether God's essence implies his existence --
Clear and distinct perception and the 'Cartesian circle' --
The real distinction between mind and body.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Other Titles: Meditationes de prima philosophia.
Responsibility: René Descartes ; translated and edited by John Cottingham ; with an introductory essay by Bernard Williams and a new introduction for this edition by John Cottingham.
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