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Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy / Edition 4

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy / Edition 4

by René Descartes, Donald A. CressRené Descartes
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872204201
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/1999
Series: Hackett Classics
Edition description: Fourth Edition,4
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 42,824
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Donald A. Cress is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Parkside. His translations of Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy and Discourse on Method are also published by Hackett.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Descartes 7

Translator's Note 16

Introduction to the Discourse 17

Discourse on Method 25

Part One 28

Part Two 34

Part Three 41

Part Four 47

Part Five 53

Part Six v 65

Introduction to the Meditations 77

Meditations on First Philosophy 85

Dedication to the Sorbonne 87

Preface to the Reader 93

Synopsis of the Six Following Meditations 97

First Meditation: Concerning Those Things Which Can Be Called into Doubt 101

Second Meditation: Concerning the Nature of the Human Mind and the Fact that It Is Easier to Know than the Body 106

Third Meditation: Concerning God and the Fact that He Exists 113

Fourth Meditation: Concerning Truth and Falsity 125

Fifth Meditation: Concerning the Essence of Material Things, and, Once Again, Concerning the Fact that God Exists 132

Sixth Meditation: Concerning the Existence of Material Things and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body 138

Index 151

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