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Descartes' Meditations : Background Source Materials

Descartes' Meditations : Background Source Materials - 98 edition

Descartes' Meditations : Background Source Materials - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780521485791

ISBN10: 0521485797

Descartes
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1998
International: No
Descartes

ISBN13: 9780521485791

ISBN10: 0521485797

Summary

This unique collection of background material to Descartes' Meditations 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 Rameé (Petrus Ramus), Francisco Suarez, Pierre Charron, Eustachius a Sancto Paulo, Scipion Dupleix, Marin Mersenne, Pierre Gassendi, François de la Mother le Vayer, Charles Sorel, and Jean-Baptiste Morin.

Table of Contents

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.