Meditations, Objections, And Replies

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Pub. Date: 2006-03-30
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
The Meditations and the Objections and Replies
Selected Bibliography
Chronology of Descartes' Life and Works
Meditations on First Philosophy 1(50)
Letter of Dedication
Preface to the Reader
Synopsis of the Meditations
Meditation One: Concerning Those Things That Can Be Called Into Doubt
Meditation Two: Concerning the Nature of the Human Mind: That It Is Better Known than the Body
Meditation Three: Concerning God, That He Exists
Meditation Four: Concerning the True and the False
Meditation Five: Concerning the Essence of Material Things, And Again Concerning God, That He Exists
Meditation Six: Concerning the Existence of Material Things, and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body
Objections by Some Learned Men to the Preceding Meditations, with Replies by the Author 51(130)
First Set of Objections
Reply by the Author to the First Set of Objections
Second Set of Objections
Reply to the Second Set of Objections
Third Set of Objections, by a Famous English Philosopher, with the Author's Replies
Fourth Set of Objections: A Letter to the Distinguished Gentleman
Reply to the Fourth Set of Objections
Announcement by the Author Regarding the Fifth Set of Objections
Letter from Descartes to Clerselier Serving as a Reply to a Selection of the Principal Counter-Objections Made by Gassendi Against the Preceding Replies
Sixth Set of Objections
Reply to the Sixth Set of Objections
Index 181

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