Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy

with Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 2587

'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.
Philosophy

René Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes,John Cottingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521191386

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

View: 8869

A dual-language edition presenting Descartes's original Latin text of his greatest work, with a facing-page authoritative English translation.
Mathematics

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107059208

Category: Mathematics

Page: 188

View: 7989

This is an updated edition of John Cottingham's acclaimed translation of Descartes's philosophical masterpiece, including an abridgement of Descartes's Objections and Replies.
Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558181

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 4457

This authoritative translation by John Cottingham of the Meditations is taken from the much acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes. It is based on the best available texts and presents Descartes' central metaphysical writings in clear, readable modern English.
Philosophy

René Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107576353

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

View: 1561

Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, published in Latin in 1641, is one of the most widely studied philosophical texts of all time, and inaugurates many of the key themes that have remained central to philosophy ever since. In his original Latin text Descartes expresses himself with great lucidity and elegance, and there is enormous interest, even for those who are not fluent in Latin, in seeing how the famous concepts and arguments of his great masterpiece unfold in the original language. John Cottingham's acclaimed English translation of the work is presented here in a facing-page edition alongside the original Latin text. Students of classical philosophy have long had the benefit of dual-language editions, and the availability of such a resource for the canonical works of the early-modern period is long overdue. This volume now makes available, in an invaluable dual-language format, one of the most seminal texts of Western philosophy.

Denken

Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511

Category:

Page: 260

View: 3513

Philosophy

René Descartes: Meditationen über die Erste Philosophie

Author: Andreas Kemmerling

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3050050101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 4629

Mit seinen sechs "Meditationen" unternimmt Descartes den Versuch, der neuzeitlichen Wissenschaft eine geeignete metaphysische Fundierung zu geben. Die auf Aristoteles basierende Schulphilosophie seiner Zeit hielt er in zentralen Punkten für falsch. Schlimmer noch: Da scholastische Lehren tief in die Theologien jener Zeit eingewoben waren, waren sie auch ein Hindernis des wissenschaftlichen Fortschritts und eine Bedrohung freien Forschens. Dies war Descartes seit der Verurteilung Galileis und der Verbrennung seiner Schriften im Jahre 1633 klar. Es bedurfte einer neuen Metaphysik, die in der Lage war, die neue Wissenschaft zu fundieren, ohne den christlichen Glauben in Frage zu stellen. Im Herbst 1639 begann er mit der Arbeit an diesem Werk. Ein halbes Jahr später war es abgeschlossen. Es erschien schließlich im Sommer 1641, erweitert um eine Reihe von Einwänden anderer Gelehrter und seine eigenen Erwiderungen auf sie. Die "Meditationen" sind ohne Zweifel ein Meilenstein und ein Meisterwerk der abendländischen Philosophie. Durch sie wurde Descartes zum 'Vater der modernen Philosophie' - und die Erkenntnistheorie auf Jahrhunderte zur Fundamentaldisziplin der Philosophie. Bis heute eignet sich kein klassisches Werk besser dazu, in der Auseinandersetzung mit den Argumentationsgängen eines Klassikers selbst zu erfahren, was philosophisches Denken ist – und wie es geht. Die neun Kapitel dieses Kommentars sind Originalbeiträge. Sie sollen Studierende und Dozenten bei der Lektüre begleiten und dazu beitragen, das intellektuelle Vergnügen an der Tiefe (und auch Schönheit) der "Meditationen" noch zu steigern. Mit Beiträgen von: Lilli Alanen, Gary Hatfield, Andreas Hüttemann, Andreas Kemmerling, Tobias Rosefeldt, Andreas Schmidt und Hans-Peter Schütt.
Philosophy

Kants Kritik der reinen Vernunft

Die Grundlegung der modernen Philosophie

Author: Otfried Höffe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406617379

Category: Philosophy

Page: 378

View: 5393

Otfried Höffe unternimmt es, Kants „Kritik der reinen Vernunf“t neu zu lesen, sie historisch und systematisch auszudeuten und sie auf gegenwärtige philosophische Fragestellungen hin zu beziehen. Nach einer Erläuterung, warum Kants wichtigstes Buch überhaupt als die Grundlegung der modernen Philosophie zu betrachten ist, und nach einem Überblick über die häufigsten Verkürzungen und Mißverständnisse, denen Kant ausgesetzt ist, führt Höffe nacheinander durch das Programm der „Kritik der reinen Vernunft“, deren „Ästhetik“, „Analytik“, „Dialektik“ und „Methodenlehre“, und zieht zum Schluß eine Gesamtbilanz.
Philosophy

Philosophers Speak for Themselves

From Descartes to Locke

Author: Marjorie Grene

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226764818

Category: Philosophy

Page: 488

View: 3578

Modern thought and modes of living have been immeasurably influenced by the philosophers of the Enlightenment—men such as Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Newton, Leibniz, and Locke. Gathered together in this book and preceded by valuable biographical sketches are selections from the basic and most significant writings of each of these men.
Philosophy

Muße und Kult

Mit einer Einführung von Kardinal Karl Lehmann

Author: Josef Pieper

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641043700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 7181

Zentrum unserer Kultur muss die Muße sein, nicht die Arbeit »Ein schmales, aber ein tiefes Buch: eindrucksvoll, ja erschreckend.« (New York Times) »Hier ist mit psychologischen und philosophischen Kategorien und der Sprachkraft eines großen Schriftstellers endlich die lange fällige Polemik gegen den modernen Götzen der Arbeit geschrieben.« (Joachim Günther) • Eines der wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Bücher Josef Piepers • Vorwort von Kardinal Lehmann • 10. Todestag des großen Philosophen am 6.11.2007
Philosophy

The Philosophical Writings of Descartes:

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268184

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 4679

These two 1985 volumes provide a translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. They are intended to replace the only reasonably comprehensive selection of his works in English, by Haldane and Ross, first published in 1911. All the works included in that edition are translated here, together with a number of additional texts crucial for an understanding of Cartesian philosophy, including important material from Descartes' scientific writings. The result should meet the widespread demand for an accurate and authoritative edition of Descartes' philosophical writings in clear and readable modern English.
History

Descartes

An Analytic and Historical Introduction

Author: Georges Dicker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195380320

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 6680

This new edition of Georges Dicker's commentary on Descartes's Meditations serves as an introduction to Descartes's philosophy for undergraduates and as a sophisticated companion to his Meditations for advanced readers, and it incorporates much recent Descartes scholarship.
Fiction

Key Philosophical Writings

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264702

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 3262

Rene Descartes has been described as the "father" of modern philosophy. This selection of Descartes' writings attempt to answer central questions surrounding self, God, free-will and knowledge, using the science of thought as opposed to received wisdom based on the tenets of faith.
Philosophy

Grundlagen der Philosophie

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925012422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 584

View: 9775

Nachdruck des Originals von 1875.
Literary Criticism

Thoughts and Things

Author: Leo Bersani

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620605X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 973

Leo Bersani s career spans more than 50 years, and extends across a wide spectrum of fieldsfrom French studies, modernism, realist fiction, and psychoanalytic criticism, to film theory and queer theory (a field Bersani could be said to have invented). In Thoughts and Things Bersani emerges as a thinker of ontology, aesthetics, and ethics, i.e., he emerges as a philosopher of the first order. In this elegant series of essays, he posits what would appear to be an irreducible gap between our thoughts (the human subject) and things (the world). His exemplary texts range from Jean Genet (Our Lady of the Flowers) to Claire Denis (the French filmmaker whose masterpiece is Beau Travail). But he then asks whether a fissure of being between the subject and the world might simply be masking a more fundamental oneness, arguably a oneness intrinsic to our being in and with the world. He addresses the problem of formulating ways to consider the undivided mind, drawing on various sources from Dsecartes to cosmology, Sufi mysticism, and neo-Platonism. Cosmos and individual, past and present merge in the idea that our bodies contain atoms from stars that exploded millions of years ago: res cogitans and res extensa, for Bersani, are united in the oneness of cosmic being. This little book, in its sensitive treatment of films and literary texts, succeeds brilliantly in diagramming new forms as well as radical failures of connectedness. It is a new departure for Bersani, and will be devoured by his growing body of devoted readers."
Consciousness

Zweifel und Sein

der Ursprung des modernen Selbstbewusstseins in Descartes' cogito

Author: Rainer Schäfer

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826032028

Category: Consciousness

Page: 331

View: 2149

Business & Economics

The Conflict Paradox

Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes

Author: Bernard Mayer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118852958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9979

Find the roadmap to the heart of the conflict The Conflict Paradox is a guide to taking conflict to a more productive place. Written by one of the founders of the professional conflict management field and co-published with the American Bar Association, this book outlines seven major dilemmas that conflict practitioners face every day. Readers will find expert guidance toward getting to the heart of the conflict and will be challenged to adopt a new way to think about the choices disputants face,. They will also be offered practical tools and techniques for more successful intervention. Using stories, experiences, and reflective exercises to bring these concepts to life, the author provides actionable advice for overcoming roadblocks to effective conflict work. Disputants and interveners alike are often stymied by what appear to be unacceptable alternatives,. The Conflict Paradox offers a new way of understanding and working with these so that they become not obstacles but opportunities for helping people move through conflict successfully.. Examine the contradictions at the center of almost all conflicts Learn how to bring competition and cooperation, avoidance and engagement, optimism and realism together to make for more power conflict intervention Deal effectively with the tensions between emotions, and logic, principles and compromise, neutrality and advocacy, community and autonomy Discover the tools and techniques that make conflicts less of a hurdle to overcome and more of an opportunity to pursue Conflict is everywhere, and conflict intervention skills are valuable far beyond the professional and legal realms. With insight and creativity, solutions are almost always possible. For conflict interveners and disputants looking for an effective and creative approach to understanding and working with conflict , The Conflict Paradox provides a powerful and important roadmap for conflict intervention.