9780521111607

Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521111607

  • ISBN10:

    0521111609

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/25/2012
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Descartes' Meditations, one of the most influential works in western philosophy, continues to provoke discussion and debate. This volume of essays by leading established and emerging early modern scholars ranges over all six of the Meditations and explores issues such as scepticism, judgement, causation, the proofs for God's existence, the real distinction argument, the nature of personhood and the essence of the mind. The contributors bring new insights to both central and less-studied topics in the Meditations, and connect the work with the rich historical and intellectual context in which Descartes forged his thought. The resulting volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars of early modern thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Skepticism:
The skepticism of the first meditation
Descartes and content skepticism
Substance and Cause:
Descartes against the materialists: how Descartes' confrontation with materialism shaped his metaphysics
Thinking: the nature of Descartes' mental substance Martha
Causation and causal axioms
Sensations:
Sensation and knowledge of body in Descartes' Meditations
Descartes on sensory representation, objective reality, and material falsity
The Human Being:
Teleology and natures in Descartes' sixth meditation
The role of will in Descartes' Account of Judgment
God and meditation in Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy
Cartesian selves
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