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Descartes : An Analytic and Historical Introduction. Georges Dicker. It is also crucial to the study of contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. This new edition of Georges Dicker's commentary on Descartes's masterpiece, Meditations on First Philosophy, features 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. Clear and accessible, it serves as an introduction to Descartes's ideas for undergraduates and as a sophisticated companion to his Meditations for advanced readers.

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Clear and accessible, this new book serves as an introduction to Descart A solid grasp of the main themes and arguments of the seventeenth century philosopher Rene Descartes is an essential tool towards understanding modern thought, and a necessary entree to the work of the empiricists and Immanuel Kant, and to the study of contemporary epistemology and philosophy of mind.

Clear and accessible, this new book serves as an introduction to Descartes's ideas for undergraduates and as a sophisticated companion to his Meditations for more advanced readers.

After a thorough discussion of the main themes and arguments of the Meditations, the historical background of the work, and its critical reception, the author offers his own reflections on Cartesian doubt, the cogito, the causal and ontological proofs of God's existence, the Cartesian circle, Cartesian dualism, and Descartes' views of the material world.

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Oct 25, E. I first used this book in graduate school and determined at the time that I would get my own copy, which I never did, as I headed off into ministry. I'm so glad I did, because it has been very helpful in teaching the Descartes section in my philosophy class at Creighton this semester. Dicker gives a thorough commentary on the Meditations in First Philosophy, reconstructing the arguments of D I first used this book in graduate school and determined at the time that I would get my own copy, which I never did, as I headed off into ministry.

Dicker gives a thorough commentary on the Meditations in First Philosophy, reconstructing the arguments of Descartes and testing them to see if they work. He isn't only interested in them for historical reasons, but considers what our present day take on them can and should be. This is a valuable for resource for anyone wanting to understand Descartes better.

Dec 04, Alessandro Veneri rated it really liked it. A thorough analysis of Descartes's core philosophy, by inspecting the main themes of his Meditations.

I have read the first edition which is quite old now published in , try to get the Second Ed. Dicker is a master in deconstructing Descartes's thought, actualise it into contemporary philosophical language and criticising it. Here you can find a full review of the book too long to be posted here!

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Descartes: An Analytical and Historical Introduction

Descartes : An Analytical and Historical Introduction. Georges Dicker. It is also crucial to the study of contemporary epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. This new edition of Georges Dicker's commentary on Descartes's masterpiece, Meditations on First Philosophy, features 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. Clear and accessible, it serves as an introduction to Descartes's ideas for undergraduates and as a sophisticated companion to his Meditations for advanced readers. The volume provides a thorough discussion of several basic issues of epistemology and metaphysics elicited from the main themes and arguments of the Meditations.

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