Routledge Philosophy Guidebook To Descartes And The Meditations


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Rene Descartes is generally accepted as the "father of modern philosophy", and his Meditations is perhaps the most famous philosophical text ever written. In this Routledge Philosophy GuideBook, Gary Hatfield guides the reader through the text of the Meditations, providing commentary and analysis throughout. He assesses Descartes' importance in the history of philosophy and his continuing relevance to contemporary thought. Descartes and the Meditations will be essential reading for all students of philosophy, and for anyone coming to Descartes for the first time.

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Author by Gary Carl Hatfield
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 0415111935

The Routledge Guidebook To Descartes Meditations


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Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key work, examining: The context of Descartes’ work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact The reception the book received when first seen by the world The relevance of Descartes’ work to modern philosophy, it’s legacy and influence With further reading included throughout, this text follows Descartes’ original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

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Author by Gary Hatfield
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9781317754848

Argument And Persuasion In Descartes Meditations


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Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy has proven to be not only one of the canonical texts of Western philosophy, but also the site of a great deal of interpretive activity in scholarship on the history of early modern philosophy over the last two decades. David Cunning's monograph proposes a new interpretation, which is that from beginning to end the reasoning of the Meditations is the first-person reasoning of a thinker who starts from a confused non-Cartesian paradigm and moves slowly and awkwardly toward a grasp of just a few of the central theses of Descartes' system. The meditator of the Meditations is not a full-blown Cartesian at the start or middle or even the end of inquiry, and accordingly the Meditations is riddled with confusions throughout. Cunning argues that Descartes is trying to capture the kind of reasoning that a non-Cartesian would have to engage in to make the relevant epistemic progress, and that the Meditations rhetorically models that reasoning. He proposes that Descartes is reflecting on what happens in philosophical inquiry: we are unclear about something, we roam about using our existing concepts and intuitions, we abandon or revise some of these, and then eventually we come to see a result as clear that we did not see as clear before. Thus Cunning's fundamental insight is that Descartes is a teacher, and the reader a student. With that reading in mind, a significant number of the interpretive problems that arise in the Descartes literature dissolve when we make a distinction between the Cartesian and non-Cartesian elements of the Meditations, and a better understanding of surrounding texts is achieved as well. This important volume will be of great interest to scholars of early modern philosophy.

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Author by David Cunning
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9780199889693

Meditation 24 7


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Many misunderstand meditation as an ethereal state only achieved by the likes of monks and yoga experts. But its power is available to everyone, if they know how to tap into it. For those who have been curious, fascinated, or intimidated by the practice of meditation, Meditation 24/7 is the perfect guide for mastering practical techniques for getting the most out of your daily walk through life. Just imagine... Eating a simple meal and taking great delight in each bite. Lying down and relaxing so deeply that in a few minutes you are rested and ready for action. Walking and feeling the simple joy of movement as you stride along. Drinking your morning beverage with intense pleasure, as if it were an elixir of life. Rich moments like these slip past people every day because they're too distracted, fatigued, or stressed-out to notice or enjoy them. This book and CD ensemble gives you the easy-to-follow practices that will enable anyone to tap the full enjoyment from moments in time that too often flash by without being fully appreciated. With patented, easy-to-follow techniques such as "Fill Your Cup," "Wait Up," and "Groom and Zoom," Meditation 24/7 offers readers of all generations the chance for profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual enhancement.

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Author by Camille Maurine
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number 0740747150

Descartes Meditations


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Provide new insights into understanding Descartes' philosophy of mind, especially the role and significance of the senses and emotions.

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Author by Karen Detlefsen
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ISBN Number 9780521111607

Meditations


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Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to the Meditations as a whole. The Meditations constitute a unique and remarkable work, a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, that is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way. This new edition will help students and scholars of ancient philosophy make sense of a workwhose intellectual content and status have often been found puzzling. The translation is designed to be accessible to modern readers and all Greek and Latin are translated in the introduction and commentary.

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Author by Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780199694839

Guitar Meditations Contemplative Solos


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Influenced by a wide range of musical styles, these concert pieces are meant to be played with a pick, although they certainly can be performed by a fingerstyle guitarist. the intent is not to showcase sparkling technique, instead they were composed to convey a palate of musical colors and moods. They offer the guitarist a wonderful opportunity for expression. Many are impressionistic in character. Some are musical reflections of thoughts, moods and emotions. Some were scored for a 7-string guitar, with the 7th string either tuned to low A or low B. However, all may be successfully performed on a 6-string guitar. Written in notation and tablature. Free audio downloads are available for use with this title.

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Author by WILLIAM BAY
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ISBN Number 9781619111615

Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy


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The Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, is the most widely studied of all Descartes' writings. This authoritative translation by John Cottingham, taken from the much acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes, is based upon the best available texts and presents Descartes' central metaphysical writings in clear, readable modern English. As well as the complete text of the Meditations, the reader will find a thematic abridgement of the Objections and Replies (which were originally published with the Meditations) containing Descartes' replies to his critics. These extracts, specially selected for the present volume, indicate the main philosophical difficulties which occurred to Descartes' contemporaries and show how Descartes developed and clarified his arguments in response. This edition contains a new comprehensive introduction to Descartes' philosophy by John Cottingham and the classic introductory essay on the Meditations by Bernard Williams.

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Author by René Descartes
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Peace Like A River


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Biblical meditation is a powerful tool for the Christian to grow in his or her relationship with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Through intimacy with the Holy Spirit, these seven meditations were birthed and designed for the Church to venture farther into the wide expanse of the Almighty God. Non-Christians may also use these sessions, but just know, you may encounter the Creator as you enter in with an open heart and mind. Each of the seven sessions is focused on peace - the wonderful and glorious peace that our God and Father gives us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Each meditation is unique and the experience should be different for each person who follows them. Whether you are new to biblical mediation and mindfulness, or an advanced practitioner, these seven sessions should be a rich blessing to you and to your relationship with our wonderful God. The Lord bless you.

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Author by Pneumabreath
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ISBN Number 9798686190924

Meditations On The Seven Gifts Of The Holy Ghost Tr By E B M


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Author by Joseph Pergmayr
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ISBN Number OXFORD:600090692