The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations / Edition 1by Stephen Gaukroger
Pub. Date: 01/30/2006
The Blackwell Guide to Descartes’ Meditations consists of twelve newly commissioned essays on one of the most influential and widely taught texts in the history of philosophy. The volume 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./i>/i>… See more details below
The Blackwell Guide to Descartes’ Meditations consists of twelve newly commissioned essays on one of the most influential and widely taught texts in the history of philosophy. The volume 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. The volume also includes William Molyneux’s famous early translation of the Meditations.
Situating the Meditations’ arguments in their philosophical and historical context, the essays in this volume constitute an ideal companion to Descartes’ masterwork.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
References to Descartes’ Works.
1. The Meditations and the Objections and Replies: Roger Ariew (University of South Florida, Tampa).
2. Descartes and skepticism: Charles Larmore (University of Chicago).
3. The cogito and foundations of knowledge: Edwin Curley (University of Michigan).
4. The nature of the mind: Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto).
5. The doctrine of substance: Jorge Secada (University of Virginia).
6. The doctrine of ideas: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin).
7. Proofs for the existence of God: Lawrence Nolan (California State University) and Alan Nelson (University of California – Irvine).
8. The Cartesian circle: Gary Hatfield (University of Pennsylvania).
9. Judgement and will: Michael Della Rocca (Yale University).
10. Descartes’ proof of the existence of matter: Desmond Clarke (University College Cork).
11. The mind-body relation: John Cottingham (Reading University).
12. Seventeenth-century responses to the Meditations: Tad Schmaltz (Duke University).
Appendix: Descartes’ Metaphysical Meditations, trans. William Molyneux (1680).
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