A solid grasp of the main themes and arguments of the seventeenth century philosopher Rene Descartes is an essential tool towards understanding modern . Descartes: An Analytical and Historical Introduction. Front Cover. Georges Dicker . Oxford University Press, – Philosophy – pages. Descartes. This page intentionally left blank. Descartes An Analytical and Historical Introduction. SECOND EDITION. GEORGES DICKER. 1. Oxford University.

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Descartes: An Analytical and Historical Introduction by Georges Dicker

Berkeley’s Idealism Georges Dicker. A Problem for the Cogito 4. Meditation I and the Method of Doubt 1. I have read the first edition which is quite old now published intry to get the Second Ed. Ali marked it as to-read Descarets 07, Descartes’s “I am thinking, therefore I exist. Jobber added it Sep 15, Choose your country or region Close. The Cartesian Doubt 3.

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Dicker offers his own assessments of the Cartesian Doubt, the cogitothe causal and ontological proofs of God’s existence, Cartesian freedom and theodicy, Cartesian Dualism, and Descartes’s views about the existence and nature of the material world.

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This descattes edition of Georges Dicker’s commentary on Descartes’s masterpiece, Meditations on First Philosophyfeatures a new chapter on the Fourth Meditation and improved treatments of the famous cogito ergo sum and the notorious problem of the Cartesian Circle, among numerous other improvements and updates. Lucas Stewart marked it dicksr to-read Dec 06, Descartes’s Conception of the Self The Certainty of One’s Own Thoughts 3.

Descartes: An Analytical and Historical Introduction

Descartes’ Dualism Gordon P. Lists with This Book. This is a valuable for resource for anyone wanting to understand Descartes better. It is also crucial to the study of contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.

It also delves into the work’s historical background and critical reception. Cartesian Dualism Notes 3. Error and evil 6. Ben Overby marked it as to-read Mar 10,