Descartes's Meditations: An Introduction (Cambridge by Catherine Wilson

By Catherine Wilson

during this advent to a vintage philosophical textual content, Catherine Wilson examines the arguments of Descartes' well-known Meditations, the booklet which introduced smooth philosophy. Drawing at the reinterpretations of Descartes' considered the previous twenty-five years, she exhibits how Descartes constructs a conception of the brain, the physique, nature, and God from a premise of radical uncertainty. She discusses intimately the ancient context of Descartes' writings and their courting to early glossy technological know-how, and even as she introduces thoughts and difficulties that outline the philosophical company because it is known this present day. Following heavily the textual content of the Meditations and intended to be learn along them, this survey is on the market to readers without earlier history in philosophy. it truly is well-suited to university-level classes on Descartes, yet is also learn with revenue through scholars in different disciplines.

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