Meditations on First Philosophy With Selections from the Objections and Replies

ISBN-10: 0192806963

ISBN-13: 9780192806963

Edition: 2008

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Here is a brilliant new translation of Descartes's Meditations, one of the most influential books in the history of Western philosophy, including the full texts of the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies, and a selection from the other exchanges. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt--in the famous formulation cogito, ergo sum--Descartes goes on to develop new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for a new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's ideas, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation pays particular attention to Descartes's terminology and style, with its elaborate but beautifully lucid syntax, careful balancing, and rhetorical signposting. The wide-ranging introduction places the work in the intellectual context of the time and discusses the nature of the work, its structure, key issues, and its influence on later thinkers. The book also includes notes, an up-to-date bibliography, a chronology, and an index.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
Note on the Text and Translation
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Rene Descartes
Meditations On First Philosophy
Letter of Dedication
Preface to the Reader
Synopsis of the following Six Meditations
First Meditation
Second Meditation
Third Meditation
Fourth Meditation
Fifth Meditation
Sixth Meditation
The Objections and Replies
Introduction
First Objections and Replies
Second Objections and Replies
Third Objections
Fourth Objections and Replies
Fifth Objections and Replies
Sixth Objections and Replies
Seventh Objections
Explanatory Notes
Index
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