Descartes' Meditations Paperback
A reader's guide
by Richard Francks;
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In Descartes's Meditations: A Reader's Guide, Richard Francks offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Descartes' seminal work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.
1. Life and Context
2. Overview of Themes:The Problem of Objectivity
3. Reading the Text
The Possibility of Knowledge
The Nature of Matter and the Certainty of God
The Existence of Matter
4. Reception and Influence of the Meditations
5. Further Reading
Richard Francks was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds, UK. He has taught Descartes' Meditations to first-year undergraduates for many years. Publications included Modern Philosophy (Routledge, 2003) and G. W. Leibniz: Philosophical Texts (with R. S. Woolhouse, OUP, 1998).
Descartes' Meditations by Richard Francks was published by Continuum in July 2008 and is our 48556th best seller. The ISBN for Descartes' Meditations is 9780826492845.
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Details for Descartes' Meditations
|Author / Artist||Richard Francks|
|Publisher||Continuum (July 2008)|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Page last updated||23rd March 2018|