Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy : With Selections from the Objections and Replies

By (author) , Translated by


You save US$3.77

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

Expected delivery to United States by Christmas Expected delivery to United States by Christmas

'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192806963
  • 9780192806963
  • 88,070

Other books in Western Philosophy: C 1600 To C 1900

Other people who viewed this bought:

About Rene Descartes

Michael Moriarty is Centenary Professor of French Literature and Thought, Queen Mary, University of London.

show more