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Meta-meditations : studies in Descartes

Author: Alexander SesonskeB N FlemingNorman MalcolmO K BouwsmaLeonard G MillerAll authors
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Publishing Company, ©1965.
Series: Wadsworth studies in philosophical criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Descartes' "Meditations" probably rivals Plato's "Republic" as the work most frequently read or recommended as an introduction to philosophy. Its qualifications for this purpose are obvious: it is important, relatively short, well written, and seems--in the beginning at least--readily understandable. One of the most influential works in the history of Western thought, the "Meditations" has often been considered the  Read more...
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Sesonske, Alexander.
Meta-meditations: studies in Descartes.
Belmont, Calif., Wadsworth Pub. Co. [1965?]
(OCoLC)614389014
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; Rene Descartes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Sesonske; B N Fleming; Norman Malcolm; O K Bouwsma; Leonard G Miller; Jaakko Hintikka; Jean-Paul Sartre; Immanuel Kant; David Hume; Pierre Gassendi; Gilbert Ryle
OCLC Number: 372342
Description: viii, 109 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Dreaming and skepticism / Norman Malcolm --
Descartes' evil genius / O.K. Bouwsma --
Descartes, mathematics, and God / Leonard G. Miller --
Cogito, ergo sum : inference or performance? / Jaako Hintikka --
The principles of philosophy [Part I, sec. 10] / René Descartes --
Nausea [Excerpt] / Jean-Paul Sartre --
Of the impossibility of an ontological proof of the existence of God / Immanuel Kant --
Dialogues concerning natural religion [Excerpt] / David Hume --
Remarks concerning Meditation VI / Pierre Gassendi --
Descartes' myth / Gilbert Ryle.
Series Title: Wadsworth studies in philosophical criticism.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander Sesonske and Noel Fleming, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Descartes' "Meditations" probably rivals Plato's "Republic" as the work most frequently read or recommended as an introduction to philosophy. Its qualifications for this purpose are obvious: it is important, relatively short, well written, and seems--in the beginning at least--readily understandable. One of the most influential works in the history of Western thought, the "Meditations" has often been considered the keynote of modern philosophy. This collection of critical discussions is intended primarily for use by students reading Descartes in an introductory philosophy course. These essays will lead a reader to explore several of the problems which emerge when "Meditations" is subjected to careful scrutiny. Not all the problems raised by the "Meditations" are examined, but they provide the means to transform the work from a merely historical document into a nest of currently interesting questions.

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