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Meditations on First Philosophy / Edition 3

Meditations on First Philosophy / Edition 3

by René Descartes, Donald A. CressRené Descartes
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872201927
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Series: Hackett Classics
Edition description: Third Edition,3
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 194,484
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Donald Cress is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Parkside.

Table of Contents


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


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