Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

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Penguin, Sep 1, 1999 - Philosophy - 256 pages
A new translation of the six Meditations and accompanying selections from the Objections and Replies, which constitute a definitive statement of the foundations of Descartes' philosophy. Also includes relevant correspondence form the period and extracts from his other metaphysical treatises.
 

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Seminal philosophical text, personally dont agree with a single word of it but that is neither here nor there. Descartes begins by dismantling the universe and denying the existance of everything except his own self, A nice philosophy if for nothing else than 'i think therefore i am' Read full review

Contents

SCEPTICISM
THE REFORMATION AND COUNTERREFORMATION
THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
THE MEDITATIONS AND THE PRINCIPLES
THE LEGACY OF DESCARTES
TEXTS SELECTED FOR THIS EDITION
NOTES
FIRST MEDITATION
Sixth Objections41
Princess Elizabeth to Descartes 16 May 1643
Descartes to Elizabeth 21 May 1643
Elizabeth to Descartes 20 June 1643
Descartes to Elizabeth 28 June 1643
Elizabeth to Descartes 1 July 1643
Elizabeth to Descartes 30 September 1645
Descartes to Elizabeth 6 October 1645

SECOND MEDITATION
THIRD MEDITATION
FOURTH MEDITATION
FIFTH MEDITATION
SIXTH MEDITATION
First Objections19
Second Objections21
Third Objections26
Fourth Objections30
Fifth Objections34
Elizabeth to Descartes 28 October 1645
Elizabeth to Descartes 30 November 1645
Elizabeth to Descartes 25 April 164660
Descartes to Henry More 5 February 1649
Descartes to More 15 April 1649
AMSTERDAM 1648
AN EXPLANATION OF THE HUMAN MIND OR THE RATIONAL SOUL WHICH EXPLAINS WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT MAY BE
AN EXAMINATION OF THE MANIFESTO FOLLOWS
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TOC: Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences; Meditations on the First Philosphy; The Principles of Philosophy; Demonstrations of the Existence of Deity; Notes by the Translator: Perception, Idea, Objective Reality, From or Through the Senses, Thought, Innate Ideas, Formally and Eminently, Pure Intellection, Motion, Second Element.

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