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Published: 06 July 2008

336 Pages

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192806963

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Meditations on First Philosophy

with Selections from the Objections and Replies

René Descartes
Translated by Michael Moriarty

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of one of the most influential texts in the history of Western philosophy, including substantial selections from the important Objections and Replies.
  • The translation pays particular attention to Descartes's terminology and style, with its elaborate but beautifully lucid syntax, careful balancing, and rhetorical signposting. It includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, with extracts from the rest.
  • The wide-ranging and accessible introduction places the work in the intellectual context of the time and discusses the nature of the work, its structure, key issues, and its influence on later thinkers.
  • The notes clarify the text, indicate points of difficulty and nuances of Descartes's vocabulary.
  • The text is referenced throughout to the page numbers of the standard edition (Adam and Tannery) which all Descartes scholarship refers to.
  • The edition includes an up-to-date bibliography, chronology, and index.

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