A Beginner's Guide to Descartes's "Meditations"
By (author) Gareth Southwell
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Beginner's Guide to Descartes's Meditations by Gareth Southwell
Book DescriptionA concise and readable guide to Descartes's Meditations geared toward beginner philosophy students (at A-level, or on undergraduate degree courses) and general readers. * Offers clear explanations of the central themes and ideas, terminology, and arguments in the Meditations * Features in-depth discussion of Descartes' correspondence with his contemporaries * Illustrates arguments and ideas with useful tables, diagrams, and images * Includes a glossary of difficult terms as well as helpful biographical and historical information * Includes references to further readings, films, and literature that contain similar philosophical themes * Will form part of a series of Guides designed specifically for A-level philosophy students by an experienced teacher and founder of the popular website Philosophy Online
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405158541
(241mm x 163mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Gareth Southwell
Gareth Southwell taught at Swansea College of Further Education between 1998 and 2005, where he also developed online learning materials and educational websites. In his spare time, he developed PhilosophyOnline, the popular resource for both teachers and students. A graduate in English and Philosophy from Swansea University, Southwell is an assistant examiner for AQA, and is about to complete a PhD in philosophy. He also works as a freelance illustrator and has regularly published caricatures in The Philosophers' Magazine.
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