This is a new introduction to a philosophical classic. Drawing on the reinterpretations of Descartes' thought of the past twenty-five years, Catherine Wilson examines the arguments of Descartes' famous Meditations, showing how Descartes constructs a theory of the mind, the body, nature, and God from a premise of radical uncertainty. She discusses in detail the historical context of Descartes' writings and their relationship to early modern science, and at the same time she introduces concepts and problems that define the philosophical enterprise as it is understood today.So how does the Meditator know at the end of his meditations that he is not dreaming (v11:195)? Hobbes points out that Descartes seems to hold the view that only if the Meditator comes to believe that God exists and is not a deceiver, can heanbsp;...
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