Meditations on First Philosophy: In Which the Existence of God and the Distinction of the Soul from the Body Are Demonstrated

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-10-01
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Descartes Mediations on First Philosophy, the fundamental and originating workof the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cresscompletely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing thisversion even closer to Descartes original, while maintaining its clear andaccessible style.

Table of Contents

Note on the Translation vi(1)
Editor's Preface vii(3)
Selected Bibliography x
Letter of Dedication 1(4)
Preface to the Reader 5(3)
Synopsis of the Following Six Meditations 8(5)
MEDITATION ONE: Concerning Those Things That Can Be Called into Doubt
MEDITATION TWO: Concerning the Nature of the Human Mind: That It Is Better Known Than the Body
MEDITATION THREE: Concerning God, That He Exists
MEDITATION FOUR: Concerning the True and the False
MEDITATION FIVE: Concerning the Essence of Material Things, and Again Concerning God, That He Exists
MEDITATION SIX: Concerning the Existence of Material Things, and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body

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