Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Descartes and the Meditations

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Descartes and the Meditations

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Rene Descartes is generally accepted as the "father of modern philosophy", and his Meditations is perhaps the most famous philosophical text ever written.
In this Routledge Philosophy GuideBook, Gary Hatfield guides the reader through the text of the Meditations, providing commentary and analysis throughout. He assesses Descartes' importance in the history of philosophy and his continuing relevance to contemporary thought.
Descartes and the Meditations will be essential reading for all students of philosophy, and for anyone coming to Descartes for the first time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29.97mm | 431g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 0415111935
  • 9780415111935
  • 784,109

Table of contents

Preface. Abbreviations. Part One: Overview 1. Descartes' project 2. Reading the Meditations. Part Two: The Arguments of the Six Meditations 3. Withdrawing the mind from the senses 4. Discovering the nature of mind 5. Truth, God, and the circle 6. Judgement, error, and freedom 7. Matter, God, and the circle again 8. The natural world and the mind-body distinction. Part Three: Beyond the Meditations 9. The new science: Physics, physiology, and the passions 10. Legacy and contribution. Appendices. Table. Bibliography. Index.
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"A superior piece of work. I can't think of any other work that sets for itself as ambitious a task or that does as well with anything like it."
-Roger Ariew, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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