Meditations On First Philosophy

Descartes, Rene

ISBN 10: 1595477691 / ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Used products do not contain supplements and some products may include highlighting and writing. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.69 avg rating
(15,949 ratings)

Synopsis: I have always considered that the two questions respecting God and the Soul were the chief of those that ought to be demonstrated by philosophical rather than theological argument. For although it is quite enough for us faithful ones to accept by means of faith the fact that the human soul does not perish with the body, and that God exists, it certainly does not seem possible ever to persuade infidels of any religion, indeed, we may almost say, of any moral virtue, unless, to begin with, we prove these two facts by means of the natural reason.

About the Author: About the Author:

"Rene Descartes (Latin:Renatus Cartesius) (March 31, 1596 - February 11, 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius (latinized form), was a highly influential French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer. He has been dubbed the "Father of Modern Philosophy" and the "Father of Modern Mathematics", and much of subsequent Western philosophy is a reaction to his writings, which continue to be studied closely, even to the present day. His influence in mathematics is also apparent, the Cartesian coordinate system that is used in plane geometry and algebra being named for him, and he was one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution.

Descartes frequently sets his views apart from those of his predecessors. In the opening section of the Passions of the Soul, a treatise on the Early Modern version of what are now commonly called emotions, he goes so far as to assert that he will write on his topic "as if no one had written on these matters before". Many elements of his philosophy have precedents in late Aristotelianism, the revived Stoicism of the 16th century, or in earlier philosophers like St. Augustine. In his natural philosophy, he differs from the Schools on two major points: first, he rejects the analysis of corporeal substance into matter and form; second, he rejects any appeal to ends-divine or natural-in explaining natural phenomena. In his theology, he insists on the absolute freedom of God's act of creation.

Descartes was a major figure in 17th century continental rationalism, later advocated by Baruch Spinoza and Gottfried Leibniz, and opposed by the empiricist school of thought consisting of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Leibniz, Spinoza and Descartes were all versed in mathematics as well as philosophy, and Descartes and Leibniz contributed greatly to science as well. As the inventor of the Cartesian coordinate system, Descartes founded analytic geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry, crucial to the invention of calculus and analysis. Descartes' reflections on mind and mechanism began the strain of western thought that much later, impelled by the invention of the electronic computer and by the possibility of machine intelligence, blossomed into the Turing test and related thought. His most famous statement is: Cogito ergo sum (French: Je pense, donc je suis; English: I think, therefore I am), found in 7 of part I of Principles

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Meditations On First Philosophy
Book Condition: good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rene Descartes
Published by NuVision Publications (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, 2007. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP62343542

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rene Descartes
Published by NuVision Publications (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95886120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Seattle Goodwill
(Seattle, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bookseller Inventory # 0KVE4F000GDW

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rene Descartes
Published by NuVision Publications, LLC (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, LLC, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1595477691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Descartes, Rene
Published by Nuvision Pubns (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Nuvision Pubns, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 76 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1595477691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.72
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Descartes, Rene
Published by NuVision Publications, LLC
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, LLC. Book Condition: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 1595477691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rene Descartes
Published by NuVision Publications, LLC (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, LLC, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1595477691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rene Descartes
Published by NuVision Publications, LLC (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, LLC, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1595477691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Descartes, Rene
Published by NuVision Publications, LLC (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, LLC, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021595477691

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 30.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Descartes, Rene
Published by NuVision Publications, LLC (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595477691 ISBN 13: 9781595477699
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookStore Independent
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NuVision Publications, LLC, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8681779

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 30.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.97
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 3 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book