Rene Descartes is generally accepted as the qfather of modern philosophyq, and his Meditations is perhaps the most famous philosophical text ever written. In this Routledge Philosophy GuideBook, Gary Hatfield guides the reader through the text of the Meditations, providing commentary and analysis throughout. He assesses Descartes' importance in the history of philosophy and his continuing relevance to contemporary thought. Descartes and the Meditations will be essential reading for all students of philosophy, and for anyone coming to Descartes for the first time.Gary Carl Hatfield, RenAc Descartes. God is not a trickster; while he could if he wanted to, he does not act to deceive us. ... But if that were so, then Goda#39;s not being a deceiver provides no positive grounds for asserting that clear and distinct perceptions are true. ... Descartes invites her to reason as follows: Next, I know by experience that there is in me a faculty of judgment which, like everything else whichanbsp;...
|Title||:||Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Descartes and The Meditations|
|Author||:||Gary Carl Hatfield, René Descartes|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2003|