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Descartes' Meditations by Roger Ariew
Book DescriptionNo single text could be considered more important in the history of philosophy than Descartes' Meditations. This unique collection of background material to this magisterial philosophical text has been translated from the original French and Latin. The texts gathered here illustrate the kinds of principles, assumptions, and philosophical methods that were commonplace when Descartes was growing up. The selections are from: Francisco Sanches, Christopher Clavius, Pierre de la Ramee (Petrus Ramus), Francisco Suarez, Pierre Charron, Eustachius a Sancto Paulo, Scipion Dupleix, Marin Mersenne, Pierre Gassendi, Jean de Silhon, Francois de la Mothe le Vayer, Charles Sorel, and Jean-Baptiste Morin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521481267
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Modern Philosophy, Paperback (September 2009)
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Meditations, Objections, and Replies, Paperback (March 2006)
Provides translations, useful editorial materials, and a presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the Objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, and Descartes' Replies. The general Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception. Also included are a bibliography and chronology.
Pensees, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Roger Ariew
Roger Ariew masterfully renders the oddities of seventeenth-century French vocabulary and syntax in this eloquent and philosophically astute translation -- the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal's manuscript, widely accepted as the version closest to what Pascal intended.
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