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Descartes' Meditations

Descartes' Meditations
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Francisco Sanches, Christopher Clavius, 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, Jean-Baptiste Morin
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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521485791

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  • No 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 Suárez, Pierre Charron, Eustachius a Sancto Paulo, Scipion Dupleix, Marin Mersenne, Pierre Gassendi, Jean de Silhon, François de la Mothe le Vayer, Charles Sorel, and Jean-Baptiste Morin.

    • Unique collection of texts never before translated that provide the intellectual context to Descartes' Meditations, one of the most important of all philosophical texts
    • Intended to help teach the history of philosophy
    • Helpful introduction and annotation
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    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521485791
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. That nothing is known Francisco Sanches
    2. The promotion of mathematics Christopher Clavius
    3. Dialectic Petrus Ramus
    4. Metaphysical disputations Francisco Suárez
    5. Wisdom Pierre Charron
    6. A compendium of philosophy in four parts Eustachius a Sancto Paulo
    7. Corpus of philosophy Scipion Dupleix
    8. The use of reason: the impiety of the deists: the truth of the sciences Marin Mersenne
    9. Unorthodox essays against the Aristotelians Pierre Gassendi
    10. The two truths: the immortality of the soul Jean de Silhon
    11. Dialogue on the diversity of religions: little skeptical treatise François de La Mothe le Vayer
    12. Universal science Charles Sorel
    13. That God exists Jean-Baptiste Morin
    Appendix: condemnations of Cartesianism
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Comparative table of passages from Meditations.

  • Editors

    Roger Ariew, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    John Cottingham

    Tom Sorell, University of Essex

    Contributors

    Francisco Sanches, Christopher Clavius, 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, Jean-Baptiste Morin

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