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This edition contains a new comprehensive introduction to Descartes’ philosophy by John Cottingham and the classic introductory essay on the Meditations by. Descartes’s Meditations on First Philosophy, published in Latin in , is one of the most widely studied philosophical texts of all time, and inaugurates many of. The Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, is the most widely studied of all Descartes’ writings. This authoritative translation by John.

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God is in many ways more like a kind of immediate presence which is felt, more or less strongly, from medittions very outset of the Meditations, and cottibgham guides and informs every step of the journey. Coming to awareness of God by reflecting on the weakness of the human mind in confronting the infinite is of course an approach that is equally at home in Judaic or Islamic thought.

The Beauchamp edition provides numbered paragraphs within each part, allowing references to be located by those using other editions. I only wish that he could live today medotations write without fears of reprisal from religious entities. This edition contains a new comprehensive introduction to Descartes’ philosophy by John Cottingham and the classic introductory essay on the Meditations by Bernard Williams. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.


This brings us to our second point, namely the matter of whether the modern ideal of a wholly autonomous physics is coherent. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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René Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections From the Objections and Replies

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Meditations on First Philosophy Hackett Classics. Rather, it is the voice of the worshiper, one for whom philosophy and science would make no sense without the divine source of truth and goodness that irradiates it from start to finish.

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ISBN ] [French edition: History of Western Philosophy series, volume 4 Oxford: Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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. Book Description This volume is a refreshed and updated edition of John Cottingham’s acclaimed translation, including an updated introduction, a substantially revised bibliography and specially selected extracts from the Objections and Replies.


Sign in to use this feature. The Rime Sparse and Other Lyrics. His theories about mind and body, and truth and falsity, such that the will is second to nature my own thingor rather that the will is subservient to the divine, or rather that the will is incorrigible I need to read this again are brilliant.

God, he says, is like a mountain which we can somehow touch in our thought, but can never encompass. So here is a first level of unification.

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