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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus : Philosophers in Focus - Stanley Tweyman

Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Philosophers in Focus

By: Stanley Tweyman (Editor)

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Published: 18th November 1993
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"Rene Descartes'" Meditations on First Philosophy "In Focus" contains the excellent and popular Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross translation of Rene Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy." It also contains a portion of the "Replies to Objections II, " in which Descartes discusses how the method employed in the "Meditations, " which he calls "analysis," differs from the method of "synthesis" employed by the geometer.
In his introduction, Stanley Tweyman provides a fresh and detailed discussion of the relationship between Descartes' "Rules" "for the Direction of the Mind" and the method of "analysis," and their applications to the "Meditations." The six critical papers drawn together in this book present a broad and exegetical commentary on the "Meditations" and give an indication of the diversity of scholarly opinion which exists on the topic of method in Descartes' philosophy. An extensive bibliography is also included.
Contributors: D. M. Clarke, E. Curley, D. Garber, L. Cohen, J. Hintikka, Georges Moyal, and Stanley Tweyman.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Meditations on First Philosophyp. 34
Synopsis of the Six Following Meditationsp. 41
Meditations on the First Philosophy in Which the Existence of God and the Distinction between Mind and Body Are Demonstrated1p. 45
Excerpt from Replies to Objections IIp. 101
Descartes' Use of "demonstration" and "deduction"p. 105
A Discourse on Descartes' Methodp. 118
A Point of Order: Analysis, Synthesis, and Descartes' Principlesp. 135
Professor Cottingham and Descartes' Methods of Analysis and Synthesisp. 148
Analysis in the Meditations: the Quest for Clear and Distinct Ideasp. 159
The Ontological Proof within the Order of Reasonsp. 185
Selected Bibliographyp. 200
Selected Index to Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophyp. 221
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ISBN: 9780415077064
ISBN-10: 0415077060
Series: Philosophers in Focus
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 18th November 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1