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The Blackwell guide to Descartes' Meditations

Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., ©2006.
Series: Blackwell guides to great works.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Contained in this volume are twelve essays on one of the widely taught texts in the history of philosophy. It touches on the themes of the Meditations, including the mind - body relation, the nature of the mind, and the existence of the material world. It also includes William Molyneux's famous early translation of the Meditations.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blackwell guide to Descartes' Meditations.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., ©2006
(DLC) 2005009842
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; Englisch; René Descartes; Descartes, René; Meditationes de prima philosophia; René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 9780470776476 0470776471 1405150378 9781405150378 9781405118750 140511875X 9781405118743 1405118741 1280237198 9781280237195 0470799536 9780470799536
OCLC Number: 214282112
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Stephen Gaukroger --
The meditations and the objections and replies / Roger Ariew --
Descartes and scepticism / Charles Larmore --
The cogito and foundations of knowledge / Edwin Curley --
The nature of the mind / Marleen Rozemond --
The doctrine of substance / Jorge Secada --
The doctrine of ideas / Steven Nadler --
Proofs for the existence of God / Lawrence Nolan and Alan Nelson --
The Cartesian circle / Gary Hatfield --
Judgement and will / Michael Della Rocca --
Descartes' proof of the existence of matter / Desmond M. Clarke --
The mind-body relation / John Cottingham --
Seventeenth-century responses to the meditations / Tad M. Schmaltz --
Appendix : Descartes' Six metaphysical meditations, trans. William Molyneux (1680).
Series Title: Blackwell guides to great works.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Gaukroger.
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Consisting of twelve newly commissioned essays and enhanced by William Molyneux's famous early translation of the Meditations, this volume touches on all the major themes of one of the most  Read more...


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"Acute yet bereft of jargon, scholarly yet footnote-free, imaginative yet keenly focused - Descartes could not have dreamt of a more attractive Guide." Andre Gombay, University of Toronto "Stephen Read more...

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