Meditations on First Philosophy (Third Edition)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 12, 1993 - Filosofia - 72 pages
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Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style.

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User Review  - Sharon.Flesher - LibraryThing

Read for an on-line philosophy course. I doubt I would have made it through the first few pages without the encouragement of the professor, and I preferred his summary of the book to the actual book. Read full review

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Descartes is of course famous for “Cogito Ergo Sum”, or “I think, therefore I am”, an argument which is laid out in these meditations … and OK, if one needs to spend the mental energy to prove one ... Read full review


Letter of Dedication
Preface to the Reader
Synopsis of the Following Six Meditations
Concerning Those Things That Can Be Called into Doubt
Concerning the Nature of the Human Mind That It Is Better Known Than the Body
Concerning God That He Exists
Concerning the True and the False
Concerning the Essence of Material Things and Again Concerning God That He Exists
Concerning the Existence of Material Things and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body
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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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