The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations
Edited by Stephen Gaukroger
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Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations by Stephen Gaukroger
Book DescriptionConsisting of twelve newly commissioned essays and enhanced by William Molyneux's famous early translation of the Meditations, this volume touches on all the major themes of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy. * Situates the Meditations in its philosophical and historical context. * Touches on all of the major themes of the Meditations, including the mind-body relation, the nature of the mind, and the existence of the material world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405118743
(246mm x 172mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stephen Gaukroger
Stephen Gaukroger is Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney, and presently holds an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship. His works include Descartes: An Intellectual Biography (1995), Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-modern Philosophy (2001), and Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy (2002).
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