Routledge (2014)

Gary Hatfield
University of Pennsylvania
Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. _The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations_ introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Descartes’ work and the background to his writing; Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact; The reception the book received when first seen by the world; The relevance of Descartes’ work to modern philosophy, it’s legacy and influence. With further reading included throughout, this text follows Descartes’ original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work. This edition revises the earlier guidebook entitled _Descartes and the Meditations_ (2003). It has been thoroughly revised, and contains expanded treatment of the method of doubt, theory of ideas, and new discussion of Descartes' theory of vision.
Keywords Meditations on First Philosophy  Skepticism and Descartes  Cogito argument  Theory of ideas  Cognitive faculties  Descartes on freedom  Mind-body union and interaction  Sense perception in Descartes  Philosophy and science in Descartes  Spiritual exercises as a genre
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