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: 2089

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

Meditations on First Philosophy

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460402618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 100

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Considered a foundational text in modern philosophy, the Meditations on First Philosophy presents numerous powerful arguments that to this day influence debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. This new translation incorporates revisions from the second Latin edition (1642) and the later French translation (1647) to make Descartes’ reasoning as lucid and engaging as possible. Also included in this edition is a brief introduction to Descartes and the Meditations, revised and expanded from Andrew Bailey’s acclaimed anthology, First Philosophy. The introduction helps the reader to understand the context and purpose of Descartes’ project without over-explaining his arguments.
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: 4802

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

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160519

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 960

A new translation of the six Meditations and accompanying selections from the Objections and Replies, which constitute a definitive statement of the foundations of Descartes' philosophy. Also includes relevant correspondence form the period and extracts from his other metaphysical treatises.
History

Descartes' Meditations

Background Source Materials

Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485791

Category: History

Page: 270

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Texts translated from the French and Latin serve to illustrate the context of the writing of Descartes' Meditations.
Philosophy

The Philosophical Writings of Descartes:

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268184

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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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.
Philosophy

Descartes: Selected Philosophical Writings

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110726832X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Based on the new and much acclaimed two-volume Cambridge edition of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes by Cottingham, Stoothoff and Murdoch, this anthology of essential texts contains the most important and widely studied of those writings, including the Discourse and Meditations and substantial extracts from the Regulae, Optics, Principles, Objectives and Replies, Comments on a Broadsheet, and Passions of the Soul. In clear, readable, modern English, with a full text and running references to the standard Franco-Latin edition of Descartes, this book is planned as the definitive one-volume reader for all English-speaking students of Descartes.
History

Descartes' Meditations

A Critical Guide

Author: Karen Detlefsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521111609

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 5544

Provide new insights into understanding Descartes' philosophy of mind, especially the role and significance of the senses and emotions.
Philosophy

Descartes: The World and Other Writings

Author: René Descartes,Stephen Gaukroger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521636469

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 6262

Descartes' The World offers the most comprehensive vision of the nature of the world since Aristotle, and is crucial for an understanding of his later writings, in particular the Meditations and Principles of Philosophy. Above all, it provides an insight into how Descartes conceived of natural philosophy before he started to reformulate his doctrines in terms of a skeptically-driven epistemology. This volume offers a new translation of the work together with related writings that illuminate it, including the first English translation of the complete text of The Description of the Human Body.
History

The Cambridge Companion to Descartes- Meditations

Author: David Cunning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018609

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 9915

This volume highlights and offers different perspectives on the controversies provoked by this central text of Western philosophy.
Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Descartes

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139824910

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2038

Descartes occupies a position of pivotal importance as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy; he is, perhaps the most widely studied of all philosophers. In this authoritative collection an international team of leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement. His life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background to and reception of his work, are treated at length. At the core of the volume are a group of chapters on his metaphysics: the celebrated 'Cogito' argument, the proofs of God's existence, the 'Cartesian circle' and the dualistic theory of the mind and its relation to his theological and scientific views. Other chapters cover the philosophical implications of his work in algebra, his place in the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, the structure of his physics, and his work on physiology and psychology.
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: 3383

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.
Philosophy

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Descartes and The Meditations

Author: Gary Carl Hatfield,René Descartes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415111928

Category: Philosophy

Page: 353

View: 3087

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.
History

Cartesian Reflections

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199226970

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 5947

One of the world's leading Descartes scholars explores central areas of his philosophy, including his views on the nature of thought, the relationship between mind and body, his scientific worldview and its influence on modern thinking, the place of God in his philosophical system, and his account of the emotions and the good life.
Philosophy

Descartes's Legacy

Mind and Meaning in Early Modern Philosophy

Author: David Hausman,Alan Hausman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442655577

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

View: 9019

Debates current in the philosophy of mind regarding the gathering and processing of information, and the nature of perception and representation, also animated some of the most important figures in early modern philosophy, among them Descartes, Hume, and Berkeley. The authors of Descartes's Legacy: Minds and Meaning in Early Modern Philosophy use certain problems in contemporary information theory to elucidate the concerns of the early modern philosophers. This critical study attempts to uncover what was once called the logic of the theory of ideas, and to explore the questions it was meant to solve, given the limits of the ontological categories available. The authors begin their discussion of Descartes by examining his response to established models of perception in light of his understanding of the contemporary new science. Since Descartes proposed that any likeness between representation and the thing represented was unreliable, what was his solution to how an internal representation, an idea, gives us information? The authors' central claim is that Descartes's answer to the problem of how the mind knows matter involves a theory of 'intentional ideas.' This provocative divergence from recent discussions of Descartes's philosophy of mind, which have revolved around whether he is a 'realist' or a 'representationalist,' leads the authors to consider the idealism of Hume and Berkeley in light of Descartes's notion of the intentional. Hume and Berkeley, they maintain, explored alternatives to Descartes's conception, which led them to abandon traditional notions of meaning and truth. Descartes's Legacy concludes by suggesting that Descartes's picture can be reconciled with twentieth-century materialism, and asking whether the philosophy of mind can live without a primitive notion of the intentional. By shedding light on Descartes's crucial ontological innovation and on Hume's and Berkeley's reactions to it, the authors of Descartes's Legacy have repositioned early modern philosophy within a truly contemporary framework.
Philosophy

Descartes and His Contemporaries

Meditations, Objections, and Replies

Author: Roger Ariew,Marjorie Grene

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226026299

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

View: 9693

Before publishing his landmark Meditations in 1641, Rene Descartes sent his manuscript to many leading thinkers to solicit their objections to his arguments. He included these objections, along with his own detailed replies, as part of the first edition. This unusual strategy gave Descartes a chance to address criticisms in advance and to demonstrate his willingness to consider diverse viewpoints—critical in an age when radical ideas could result in condemnation by church and state, or even death. Descartes and his Contemporaries recreates the tumultuous intellectual community of seventeenth-century Europe and provides a detailed, modern analysis of the Meditations in its historical context. The book's chapters examine the arguments and positions of each of the objectors—Hobbes, Gassendi, Arnauld, Morin, Caterus, Bourdin, and others whose views were compiled by Mersenne. They illuminate Descartes' relationships to the scholastics and particularly the Jesuits, to Mersenne's circle with its debates about the natural sciences, to the Epicurean movements of his day, and to the Augustinian tradition. Providing a glimpse of the interactions among leading 17th-century intellectuals as they grappled with major philosophical issues, this book sheds light on how Descartes' thought developed and was articulated in opposition to the ideas of his contemporaries.
Philosophy

Descartes

Author: Tom Sorell

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781840140682

Category: Philosophy

Page: 524

View: 6866

This collection explores Descartes work. Five principles were used to select the articles: the convergence of history of science and history of philosophy; different views considering his work; Descartes in relevant intellectual history; and literature used by teachers and students.
Philosophy

Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Author: Kurt Brandhorst

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748634819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

View: 9445

Descartes' Meditations is one of the most commonly studied texts in introductory philosophy courses. Rather than simply telling the reader what to think, Meditations invites them to undertake a philosophical journey for themselves. This book is designed to accompany readers on that journey; it prepares them for its demands, helps them to engage with each stage of the text, and suggests ways through the more difficult passages. Brandhorst offers students a fresh approach by bringing to life the path of self-discovery encapsulated in the work and maintaining the focus on metaphysics. Readers are guided through the text step-by-step, which encourages careful reading and presents them with the opportunity to learn to philosophise for themselves. This book engages with what the text says, rather than what is said about the text, in order to help readers discover - or rediscover - for themselves what Meditations has to say.
Philosophy

The Sense of the Past

Essays in the History of Philosophy

Author: Bernard Williams

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400827108

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 2815

Before his death in 2003, Bernard Williams planned to publish a collection of historical essays, focusing primarily on the ancient world. This posthumous volume brings together a much wider selection, written over some forty years. His legacy lives on in this masterful work, the first collection ever published of Williams's essays on the history of philosophy. The subjects range from the sixth century B.C. to the twentieth A.D., from Homer to Wittgenstein by way of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Sidgwick, Collingwood, and Nietzsche. Often one would be hard put to say which part is history, which philosophy. Both are involved throughout, because this is the history of philosophy written philosophically. Historical exposition goes hand in hand with philosophical scrutiny. Insights into the past counteract blind acceptance of present assumptions. In his touching and illuminating introduction, Myles Burnyeat writes of these essays: "They show a depth of commitment to the history of philosophy seldom to be found nowadays in a thinker so prominent on the contemporary philosophical scene." The result celebrates the interest and importance to philosophy today of its near and distant past. The Sense of the Past is one of three collections of essays by Bernard Williams published by Princeton University Press since his death. In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument, selected, edited, and with an introduction by Geoffrey Hawthorn, and Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline, selected, edited, and with an introduction by A. W. Moore, make up the trio.
Philosophy

Descartes' 'Meditations'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Richard Francks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826492835

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 1103

A Reader's Guide to one of the most important, and most frequently studied, works in the history of philosophy - an essential addition to the series.