Meditations on First Philosophy

with Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Author: Philippe Desan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190679239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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In 1580, Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) published a book unique by its title and its content: Essays"R. A literary genre was born. At first sight, the Essays resemble a patchwork of personal reflections, but they engage with questions that animate the human mind, and tend toward a single goal: to live better in the present and to prepare for death. For this reason, Montaigne's thought and writings have been a subject of enduring interest across disciplines. This Handbook brings together essays by prominent scholars that examine Montaigne's literary, philosophical, and political contributions, and assess his legacy and relevance today in a global perspective. The chapters of this Handbook offer a sweeping study of Montaigne across different disciplines and in a global perspective. One section covers the historical Montaigne, situating his thought in his own time and space, notably the Wars of Religion in France. The political, historical and religious context of Montaigne's Essays requires a rigorous presentation to inform the modern reader of the issues and problems that confronted Montaigne and his contemporaries in his own time. In addition to this contextual approach to Montaigne, the Handbook also establishes a connection between Montaigne's writings and issues and problems directly relevant to our modern times, that is to say, our age of global ideology. Montaigne's considerations, or essays, offer a point of departure for the modern reader's own assessments. The Essays analyze what can be broadly defined as human nature, the endless process by which the individual tries to impose opinions upon others through the production of laws, policies or philosophies. Montaigne's motto -- "What do I know?" -- is a simple question yet one of perennial significance. One could argue that reading Montaigne today teaches us that the angle defines the world we see, or, as Montaigne wrote: "What matters is not merely that we see the thing, but how we see it."
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The Passions of the Soul and Other Late Philosophical Writings

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191507075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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'Those most capable of being moved by passion are those capable of tasting the most sweetness in this life.' Descartes is most often thought of as introducing a total separation of mind and body. But he also acknowledged the intimate union between them, and in his later writings he concentrated on understanding this aspect of human nature. The Passions of the Soul is his greatest contribution to this debate. It contains a profound discussion of the workings of the emotions and of their place in human life - a subject that increasingly engages the interest of philosophers and intellectual and cultural historians. It also sets out a view of ethics that has been seen as a radical reorientation of moral philosophy. This volume also includes both sides of the correspondence with Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, one of Descartes's keenest disciples and shrewdest critics, which played a crucial role in the genesis of The Passions, as well as the first part of The Principles of Philosophy, which sets out the key positions of Descartes's philosophical system. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3738613935

Category: Philosophy

Page: 97

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René Descartes (* 31. März 1596 in La Haye en Touraine; † 11. Februar 1650 in Stockholm) war ein französischer Philosoph, Mathematiker und Naturwissenschaftler. Descartes gilt als der Begründer des modernen frühneuzeitlichen Rationalismus, den Baruch de Spinoza, Nicolas Malebranche und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz kritisch-konstruktiv weitergeführt haben. Sein rationalistisches Denken wird auch Cartesianismus genannt. Von ihm stammt das berühmte Dictum „cogito ergo sum“ („Ich denke, also bin ich.“), welches die Grundlage seiner Metaphysik bildet, aber auch das Selbstbewusstsein als genuin philosophisches Thema eingeführt hat. Seine Auffassung bezüglich der Existenz zweier miteinander wechselwirkender, voneinander verschiedener „Substanzen“ – Geist und Materie – ist heute als cartesianischer Dualismus bekannt und steht im Gegensatz zu den verschiedenen Varianten des Monismus sowie zur dualistischen Naturphilosophie Isaac Newtons, der die Wechselwirkung aktiver immaterieller „Kräfte der Natur“ mit der absolut passiven Materie lehrt (siehe dazu newtonsche Gesetze, Erstes Gesetz der Bewegung). (aus wikipedia.de)
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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes,John Cottingham,Bernard Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558181

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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New edition of the Meditations with introductions by John Cottingham and Bernard Williams.
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Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

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Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.
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ISBN: 1635372755

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Category: American literature

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ISBN: 3770539273

Category: Philosophy, German

Page: 285

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Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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