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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

  • Author: John Cottingham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107059208
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 188
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This is an updated edition of John Cottingham's acclaimed translation of Descartes's philosophical masterpiece, including an abridgement of Descartes's Objections and Replies.

Meditations on First Philosophy (Third Edition)

Meditations on First Philosophy (Third Edition)

  • Author: René Descartes,Donald A. Cress
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781603845526
  • Category: Filosofia
  • Page: 72
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Many other matters respecting the attributes of God and my own nature or mind remain for consideration; but I shall possibly on another occasion resume the investigation of these. Now (after first noting what must be done or avoided, in order to arrive at a knowledge of the truth) my principal task is to endeavour to emerge from the state of doubt into which I have these last days fallen, and to see whether nothing certain can be known regarding material things.

First Philosophy

First Philosophy

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy

  • Author: Andrew Bailey
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551113609
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 966
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This introductory anthology brings together forty-eight readings on eight topics central to philosophy. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the eight topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. The topics—from "Does God exist?" to "Do we have free will?" and "What is justice?"—have been chosen with a view both to their philosophical importance and to their interest to the first-year student. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

  • Author: René Descartes
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603844481
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 128
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This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.

Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy

with Selections from the Objections and Replies

  • Author: René Descartes
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191604941
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

First Philosophy: Concise - Second Edition

First Philosophy: Concise - Second Edition

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy

  • Author: Andrew Bailey
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1554810574
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 752
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Andrew Bailey’s highly-regarded introductory anthology has been revised and updated in this new concise edition. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of the material, the editors provide comprehensive introductions both to each topic and to each individual selection. By presenting a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, the editors enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. Helpful explanatory footnotes are provided throughout, and new sections on philosophical puzzles and paradoxes and philosophical terminology have been added.

Radical Axiology

Radical Axiology

A First Philosophy of Values

  • Author: Hugh P. McDonald
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042010406
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 388
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This book treats values as the basis for all of philosophy, an approach distinct from critiquing theories of value and far rarer. “First Philosophy,” the effort to justify the foundations for a system of philosophy, is one of the main issues that divide philosophers today. McDonald's philosophy of values is a comprehensive attempt to replace philosophies of “existence,” “being,” “experience,” the “subject,” or “language,” with a philosophy that locates value as most basic. This transformation is a radical move within Western philosophy as a whole, since it has never been done in such a thoroughgoing way. Hugh P. McDonald makes a comprehensive case against first philosophy as metaphysical, by mounting a case against all metaphysical systems of philosophy.Radical Axiology: A First Philosophy of Values is a fresh start for a rebirth of philosophy. While other movements debate the “death of philosophy,” this book radically re-evaluates the direction of philosophy by discovering values at the basis of all philosophy. This reorientation addresses the question of what the love of wisdom can mean for us today.

Ethics as First Philosophy

Ethics as First Philosophy

The Significance of Emmanuel Levinas for Philosophy, Literature and Religion

  • Author: Adrian Peperzak
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317828224
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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In Ethics as First Philosophy, Adrian P. Peperzak brings together a wide range of essays by leading international scholars to discuss the work of the 20th century French philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas. The first book of its kind, this collection explores the significance of Levinas' texts for the study of philosophy, psychology and religion. Offering a complete account of the most recent research on Levinas, Ethics as First Philosophy is an extraordinary overview of the various approaches which have been adopted in interpreting the work of a revolutionary but difficult contemporary thinker.

Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy

Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy

  • Author: Robert B. Pippin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226669769
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 139
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In a major new interpretation of Nietzsche's work, the author challenges traditional views of the philosopher, taking him at his word when he says that his writing can best be understood as a kind of psychology. By the author of Hegel's Practical Philosophy: Rational Agency as Ethical Life.

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus

  • Author: René Descartes,Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane,George Robert Thomson Ross
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415077064
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 222
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This volume presents the excellent and popular translation by Haldane and Ross of Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy, an introduction by Stanley Tweyman which explores the relevance of Descartes' Regulae and his method of analysis in the Meditations, and six articles which indicate the diversity of scholarly opinion on the topic of method in Descartes' philosopy.