ISBN 9780140447019,Meditations & Other Metaphysical Writing

Meditations & Other Metaphysical Writing

Author:

Descartes

,

Rene

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Rs399

Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 1999
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140447019

ISBN-10 0140447016
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 212 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

The Meditations (1641) must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. The six Meditations and accompanying selections from the Objections and Replies provide a definitive statement of what Descartes intended as the foundations of his whole philosophy. His project was to resolve the epistemological questions brought about by the prevailing scepticism of his age; to build, from the basis of self-awareness, through the notion of a benevolent God, to a systematic and novel approach to metaphysics, and to construct a secure starting-point for science. The first part of a new two-volume edition of the works of Descartes in Penguin Classics, this volume consists not only of a new translation of the original Latin text and extensive selections from the Objections and Replies, but also includes relevant correspondence from the period 1643-9, Part One of The Principles of Philosophy and Comments On a Certain Manifesto, as examples of Descartes' other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-9.
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