Philosophical Essays and Correspondence

ISBN-10: 0872205029

ISBN-13: 9780872205024

Edition: 2000

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A superb text for teaching the philosophy of Descartes, this volume includes all his major works in their entirety, important selections from his lesser known writings, and key selections from his philosophical correspondence. The result is an anthology that enables the reader to understand the development of Descartes's thought over his lifetime. Includes a biographical introduction, chronology, bibliography, and index.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction
Descartes: Life and Times
Principle of Selection for the Volume
A Bibliographical Note on Descartes's Main Works
Selected Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources
Acknowledgments
Brief Chronology of Descartes's Life and Works
Early Works and Correspondence (to 1637)
Preliminaries and Observations (1619)
Rules for the Direction of the Mind (1618?-1628?)
To Mersenne, On the Eternal Truths (April 15, May 6, and May 27, 1630)
The World or Treatise on Light [and Man] (1632)
To Mersenne, About Galileo's Condemnation (April 1634)
Discourse on Method (1637)
Correspondence (1637-1641)
To Silhon, Existence of God and of the Soul (March 1637)
To Plempius for Fromondus, Atomism and Mechanism (October 3, 1637)
To Vatier, On the Discourse (February 22, 1638)
To Regius, Knowledge of the Infinite (May 24, 1640)
To Colvius, On Augustine and the Cogito (November 14, 1640)
To Mersenne, Immortality of the Soul (December 24, 1640)
To Mersenne, The Aim of the Meditations and the Context for the Principles (December 31, 1640)
To Mersenne, On J.-B. Morin's Proof for the Existence of God (January 28, 1641)
Meditations on First Philosophy (1641)
Letter of Dedication
Preface to the Reader
Synopsis of the 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
Objections by Some Learned Men to the Preceding Meditations, with Replies by the Author (1641)
First Set of Objections
Reply by the Author to the First Set of Objections
Reply to the Second Set of Objections
Third Set of Objections, by a Famous English Philosopher, with the Author's Replies
Fourth Set of Objections, by Antoine Arnauld, Doctor of Theology
Reply to the Fourth Set of Objections
Sixth Set of Objections
Reply to the Sixth Set of Objections
Correspondence (1641-1644)
To Mersenne, Idea Defined and Discussed (July 1641)
To Gibieuf, Ideas and Abstraction (January 19, 1642)
To Buitendijck, Possibility of Doubting God's Existence (1643)
To Elisabeth, Primitive Notions (May 21 and June 28, 1643)
To Mesland, On Freedom (May 2, 1644)
Principles of Philosophy (1644-1647)
Late Works and Correspondence (1645 On)
To Mesland, On Freedom (February 9, 1645)
To Clerselier, Concerning Principles (June or July 1646)
To the Marquis of Newcastle, About Animals (November 23, 1646)
To Chanut, On Nicholas Cusa and the Infinite (June 6, 1647)
Notes Against a Program (1648)
To More, Replies to Objections (February 5, 1649)
The Passions of the Soul (1649)
The Search After Truth by the Light of Nature (1641?-1649?)
Index
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