Book ID: CBB000032789

Essays on Descartes' Meditations (1986)


Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg (Editor)

University of California Press

Publication Date: 1986
Physical Details: xv + 535 pp.; notes

Description Contents: Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg: The structure of Descartes' Meditations. Kosman, L. Aryeh: The naive narrator: Meditation in Descartes' Meditations. Hatfield, Gary: The senses and the fleshless eye: The Meditations as cognitive exercises. Garber, Daniel: Semel in vita: The scientific background to Descartes' Meditations. Williams, Michael: Descartes and the metaphysics of doubt. Matthews, Gareth B.: Descartes and the problem of other minds. Curley, E. M.: Analysis in the Meditations: The quest for clear and distinct ideas. Chappell, Vere: The theory of ideas. Carriero, John P.: The second meditation and the essence of the mind. Normore, Calvin: Meaning and objective being: Descartes and his sources. Loeb, Louis E.: Is there radical dissimulation in Descartes' Meditations? Rodis-Lewis, Geneviève: On the complementarity of Meditations III and V: From the “general rule” of evidence to “certain science”. Marion, Jean-Luc: The essential incoherence of Descartes' definition of divinity. Wilson, Margaret D.: Can I be the cause of my idea of the world? Descartes on the infinite and indefinite. Baier, Annette: The idea of the true God in Descartes. Bolton, Martha: Confused and obscure ideas of sense. Rosenthal, David M.: Will and the theory of judgment. Lachterman, David R.: Objectum purae matheseos: Mathematical construction and the passage from essence to existence. Ishiguro, Hide: The status of necessity and impossibility in Descartes. Mattern, Ruth: Descartes: “All things I conceive clearly and distinctly in corporeal objects are in them”. Schmitt, Frederick F.: Why was Descartes a foundationalist? Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg: Cartesian passions and the union of mind and body.

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Authors & Contributors
Marion, Jean-Luc
Landucci, Sergio
Simmons, Alison J.
Seager, William E.
Sakellariadis, Spyros
Rung, Donald C.
Rivista di Storia della Filosofia
Review of Metaphysics
Nouvelles de la République des Lettres
Monist: An International Quarterly Journal of General Philosophical Inquiry
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
EMF: Studies in Early Modern France
Presses Universitaires de France
University of Toronto Press
State University of New York Press
La Nuova Italia
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Descartes, René
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Regius, Henricus
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Medici, Cosimo I de'
Malebranche, Nicolas de
Time Periods
17th century
19th century
Université de Paris

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