The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations

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Stephen Gaukroger
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Philosophy - 288 pages
Consisting of twelve newly commissioned essays and enhanced by William Molyneux’s famous early translation of the Meditations, this volume touches on all the major themes of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy.

  • Situates the Meditations in its philosophical and historical context.
  • Touches on all of the major themes of the Meditations, including the mind-body relation, the nature of the mind, and the existence of the material world.
 

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Contents

Descartes Meditations Introduction
1
Descartes Meditations 1 The Meditations and the Objections and Replies
6
Descartes Meditations 2 Descartes and Skepticism
17
Descartes Meditations 3 The Cogito and the Foundations of Knowledge
30
Descartes Meditations 4 The Nature of the Mind
48
Descartes Meditations 5 The Doctrine of Substance
67
Descartes Meditations 6 The Doctrine of Ideas
86
Descartes Meditations 7 Proofs for the Existence of God
104
Descartes Meditations 9 Judgment and Will
142
Descartes Meditations 10 Descartes Proof of the Existence of Matter
160
Descartes Meditations 11 The MindBody Relation
179
Descartes Meditations 12 Seventeenthcentury Responses to the Meditations
193
Descartes Meditations Appendix Descartes Six Metaphysical Meditations trans William Molyneux 1680
204
Descartes Meditations References
243
Descartes Meditations Index
250
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Descartes Meditations 8 The Cartesian Circle
122

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Stephen Gaukroger is Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney, and presently holds an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship. His works include Descartes: An Intellectual Biography (1995), Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-modern Philosophy (2001), and Descartes’ System of Natural Philosophy (2002).

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