Meditations, Objections, And Replies

9780872207981

Meditations, Objections, And Replies

  • ISBN 13:

    9780872207981

  • ISBN 10:

    0872207986

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/30/2006
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Summary

Among the strengths of this edition are reliable, accessible translations, useful editorial materials, and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the Objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, and Descartes' Replies, in their entirety. 'The Letter Serving as a Reply to Gassendi' -- in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies -- conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating general Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception. Also included are a bibliography and chronology.

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