Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Descartes and The Meditations

Author: Gary Carl Hatfield,René Descartes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415111928

Category: Philosophy

Page: 353

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Rene Descartes is generally accepted as the "father of modern philosophy", and his Meditations is perhaps the most famous philosophical text ever written. In this Routledge Philosophy GuideBook, Gary Hatfield guides the reader through the text of the Meditations, providing commentary and analysis throughout. He assesses Descartes' importance in the history of philosophy and his continuing relevance to contemporary thought. Descartes and the Meditations will be essential reading for all students of philosophy, and for anyone coming to Descartes for the first time.

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations

Author: A.D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134444958

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Husserl is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century and his contribution to the phenomenology movement is widely recognised. The Cartesian Meditations is his most famous, and most widely studied work. The book introduces and assesses: Husserl's life and background to the Cartesian Meditations, the ideas and text of the Cartesian Meditations and the continuing imporance of Husserl's work to Philosophy.

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle and the Metaphysics

Author: Vasilis Politis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134529791

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 907

Aristotles' 'Metaphysics' is one of the most important texts in Ancient Philosophy. This GuideBook looks at the Metaphysics thematically and takes the student through the main arguments found in the text. The book introduces and assesses Aristotle's life and the background to the Metaphysics, the ideas and text of the Metaphysics and Aristotle's philosophical legacy.

The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations

Author: Stephen Gaukroger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 9386

Consisting of twelve newly commissioned essays and enhanced by William Molyneux’s famous early translation of the Meditations, this volume touches on all the major themes of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy. Situates the Meditations in its philosophical and historical context. 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.

Reading Hume on Human Understanding : Essays on the First Enquiry

Essays on the First Enquiry

Author: Peter Millican

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191591971


Page: 512

View: 7567

Reading Hume on Human Understanding is a companion to the study of one of the great works of Western philosophy. David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748) has long been recognized as one of the best 'classics' for introducing students to the subject; these essays, most of them specially written for this volume, show how much more than this it is. The aims of the volume are: to provide a general overview of the Enquiry, especially for those approaching it for the first time; to set it in the context of Hume's philosophical work as a whole and establish its importance in that context: to elucidate, analyse, and assess the philosophy of the Enquiry, and clarify its interpretation; and to discuss recent developments in Hume scholarship that are relevant to the Enquiry. The eminent contributors to this volume cover a broad range of topics: meaning, induction, scepticism, belief, personal identity, causation, freedom, miracles, probability, and religious belief. These topics remain at the centre of philosophical debate today, and Hume's treatment of them in the Enquiry continues to demand attention and attract controversy.

The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Author: Marie McGinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136170693

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

View: 6726

Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's life The principal ideas of the Philosophical Investigations Some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work Wittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text. With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.

The Arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Author: Bryan Hall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739141678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

View: 3166

This book reconstructs, using the tools of propositional logic, thirty-six of the central arguments from Immanuel Kant's landmark work, the Critique of Pure Reason. Although there are many excellent companions to and commentaries on the Critique, none of these books straightforwardly reconstructs so many of Kant's arguments premise by premise, using the tools of propositional logic.

The Cambridge Companion to Descartes- Meditations

Author: David Cunning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018609

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 4006

This volume highlights and offers different perspectives on the controversies provoked by this central text of Western philosophy.

Descartes' Meditations

A Critical Guide

Author: Karen Detlefsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521111609

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9741

Provide new insights into understanding Descartes' philosophy of mind, especially the role and significance of the senses and emotions.

Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Catherine Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192840940

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 7611

This is a book about the invention of Western philosophy, and the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins with the finding of the new papyrus fragment of Empedocles' poem, and uses the story of its discovery and interpretation to highlight the way our understanding of early philosophers is marked by their presentation in later sources. Generations of philosophers, both ancient and modern, have traced their inspiration back to the presocratics, even though we have very few of their writings left. In this book, Catherine Osborne invites her readers to dip their toes into the fragmentary remains of thinkers from Thales to Pythagoras, Heraclitus to Protagoras, to try to fill in the bits of a jigsaw that has been rejigged many times and in many different ways. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Empiricists

Locke: Concerning Human Understanding; Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge & 3 Dialogues; Hume: Concerning Human Understanding & Concerning Natural Religio

Author: John Locke,George Berkeley,David Hume

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307828980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

View: 2864

The rise and fall of British Empiricism is philosophy's most dramatic example of pushing premises to their logical--and fatal--conclusions. Born in 1690 with the appearance of Locke's Essay, Empiricism flourished as the reigning school until 1739 when Hume's Treatise strangled it with its own cinctures after a period of Berkeley's optimistic idealism. The Empiricists collects the key writings on this important philosophy, perfect for those interested in learning about this movement with just one book.

Descartes' 'Meditations'

A Reader's Guide

Author: Richard Francks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826492835

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 9083

A Reader's Guide to one of the most important, and most frequently studied, works in the history of philosophy - an essential addition to the series.

Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida

Author: Forrest Baird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315510162

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1232

View: 7523

First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers.

Descartes and the Passionate Mind

Author: Deborah J. Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521857284

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 2902

An important and original reading of Descartes' account of mind-body unity and his theory of mind.

CLIL in Context Practical Guidance for Educators

Author: Fred Genesee,Else Hamayan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316609456

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

View: 358

This collection presents new investigations into the role of heritage languages and the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view.

Logical Forms

An Introduction to Philosophical Logic

Author: Mark Sainsbury

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631216797

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

View: 7442

Logical Forms explains both the detailed problems involved in finding logical forms and also the theoretical underpinnings of philosophical logic. In this revised edition, exercises are integrated throughout the book. The result is a genuinely interactive introduction which engages the reader in developing the argument. Each chapter concludes with updated notes to guide further reading.


Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957190

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 7502

Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic

Author: Nickolas Pappas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415299978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 5088

In the second edition of this title, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of Plato's text to include substantial revisions and new material. The chapters on Plato's ethics and politics have been revised and enlarged to include two brand new sections, plus further discussion of Plato on aesthetics.

The Husserl Dictionary

Author: Dermot Moran,Joseph Cohen,Joseph D. Cohen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064639

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 6147

A concise and accessible dictionary of the key terms and concepts in Husserl's philosophy, his major works and philosophical influences.

Philosophy and Mystification

A Reflection on Nonsense and Clarity

Author: Guy Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134683871

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 1493

Philosophy and Mystification reflects on the nature, methods and resources of philosophic enquiry are carefully grounded in the central problems that have dogged Western philosophy in the modern era: logical necessity, machine intelligence, the relation of science and religion, determinism, scepticism and the questions of foundations and origins.