Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

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Descartes' Meditations is one of the first texts that a philosophy student will study, and one that many come back to time and again. Rather than simply telling the reader what to think, Meditations invites us to take a philosophical journey. This book prepares readers for that journey, helping them to engage with each of the meditations and suggesting ways through the more difficult passages. This guide also offers students a fresh approach by bringing to life the path of self-discovery encapsulated in the work, while maintaining the emphasis on metaphysics. By focusing on what the text itself has to say, rather than what has been said about it by others, it will help readers at all levels to discover - or rediscover - why Descartes' Meditations is one of the cornerstones of philosophy.The most controversial conclusion of the third meditation, however, is the declaration that God is not a deceiver. Part of what makes it so controversial is the fact that Descartes apparently does little more than declare it; that is, while he goes toanbsp;...

Title:Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy
Author:Kurt Brandhorst
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2010


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