Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9781603844482
Year 1999-06-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 9780191604942
Year 2008-05-08
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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'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.

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9780141936062
Year 2003-08-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Discourse on Method and Related Writings Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9780141906287
Year 1999-09-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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This is the second of a new two-volume edition of the works of Descartes in Penguin Classics. This volume is designed for students who approach Descartes from the point of view of his philosophy of science. Includes DISCOURSE ON METHOD, the most accessible and well-known of his discussions of scientific method; the first seven chapters of the earlier, unpublished work, THE WORLD; as well as a selection of Descartes' correspondence and his replies to his critics.

Discourse on Method

Discourse on Method Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 9781772754148
Year 2016-08-31
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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René Descartes (1596-1650) has been called the father of modern philosophy. In this work, he outlines his "Method," which attempts to apply mathematical reasoning to all fields of inquiry. Starting with universal doubt, Descartes passes via his celebrated "I think, therefore I am," to the certainty of the existence of God. Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Discourse on the Method

Discourse on the Method Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9781775416876
Year 2009-12-01
Pages 99
Language en
Publisher The Floating Press
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One of the most influential books ever written, Descartes' Discourse on the Method delves into some of the most basic and profound philosophical problems facing humanity. Follow this great mind through the logical processes that ultimately led him to conclude, "I think, therefore I am" -- and to change Western philosophy forever in the process.

Descartes Selected Philosophical Writings

Descartes  Selected Philosophical Writings Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 9781107268326
Year 1988-02-26
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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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.

Meditations Objections and Replies

Meditations  Objections  and Replies Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 1603843507
Year 2006-03-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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Among the strengths of this edition are reliable, accessible translations, useful editorial materials, and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the Objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, and Descartes' Replies, in their entirety. 'The Letter Serving as a Reply to Gassendi' -- in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies -- conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating general Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception. Also included are a bibliography and chronology.

Early Buddhist Discourses

Early Buddhist Discourses Author John J. Holder
ISBN-10 9781603840026
Year 2006-03-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism--are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account of Buddhist teachings directly from the earliest primary sources. In his General Introduction, John J. Holder discusses the structure and language of the Pali Canon--its importance within the Buddhist tradition and the historical context in which it developed--and gives an overview of the basic doctrines of early Buddhism.

The Principles of Philosophy

The Principles of Philosophy Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9783736807594
Year 2017-06-23
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher BookRix
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Principles of Philosophy is a book by Rene Descartes. It is basically a synthesis of the Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy. It set forth the principles of nature—the Laws of Physics--as Descartes viewed them. Most notably, it set forth the principle that in the absence of external forces, an object's motion will be uniform and in a straight line. Newton borrowed this principle from Descartes and included it in his own Principia; to this day, it is still generally referred to as Newton's First Law of Motion. The book was primarily intended to replace the Aristotelian curriculum then used in French and British Universities. Descartes's use of the word "philosophy" in the title refers to "natural philosophy", which is what science was called at that time.

Discourse on Method

Discourse on Method Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 9781585104932
Year 2012-07-01
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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This is an English translation of Descartes' seminal discourse, with an original essay by Richard Kennington. This text is designed to provide the student with a close translation, notes, and a glossary of key terms, facilitating access to ideas as they originally were presented and helping to make the translator's work transparent. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Decartes' immediate audience. The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions enabling access for modern students to the essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes Meditations

The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes  Meditations Author Gary Hatfield
ISBN-10 9781317754848
Year 2014-07-11
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Descartes’ work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Descartes’ work to modern philosophy, it’s legacy and influence With further reading included throughout, this text follows Descartes’ original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

Passions of the Soul

Passions of the Soul Author Rene Descartes
ISBN-10 9781624661983
Year 1989-12-15
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Translator's Introduction Introduction by Genevieve Rodis-Lewis The Passions of the Soul: Preface PART I: About the Passions in General, and Incidentally about the Entire Nature of Man PART II: About the Number and Order of the Passions, and the Explanation of the Six Primitives PART III: About the Particular Passions Lexicon: Index to Lexicon Bibliography Index Index Locorum

The Essays

The Essays Author Michel de Montaigne
ISBN-10 0140446028
Year 1993
Pages 445
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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To overcome a crisis of melancholy after the death of his father, Montaigne withdrew to his country estates and began to write. This title discusses Montaigne's themes such as fathers and children, conscience and cowardice, and coaches and cannibals.