Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style.
About the Author
Donald Cress is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Parkside.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Translator’s Note Meditations on First Philosophy Dedication to the Sorbonne Preface to the Reader
Synopsis of the Six Following Meditations
- First Meditation: Concerning Those Things Which Can Be Called into Doubt Second Meditation: Concerning the Nature of the Human Mind and the Fact that It Is Easier to Know than the Body Third Meditation: Concerning God and the Fact that He Exists Fourth Meditation: Concerning Truth and Falsity Fifth Meditation: Concerning the Essence of Material Things, and, Once Again, Concerning the Fact that God Exists Sixth Meditation: Concerning the Existence of Material Things and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body