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|Letter of Dedication||Descartes writes a letter of dedication to "these wisest and most distinguished men, the Dean and Doctors of the holy Fa... Read More|
|Preface to the Reader||Descartes references an earlier work, Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking for Trut... Read More|
|Synopsis of the Following Six Meditations||Descartes summarizes each of the six meditations that constitute Meditations on First Philosophy. He highlights the doub... Read More|
|First Meditation: Of Those Things That May Be Called into Doubt||The Meditator finds himself at a point in life when he can finally properly contemplate the epistemological problems tha... Read More|
|Second Meditation: Of the Nature of the Human Mind; That It Is More Easily Known Than the Body||The next day the Meditator resolves to engage in doubt once again. He is seeking one thing only that is "certain and ind... Read More|
|Third Meditation: Of God: That He Exists||So far the Meditator has achieved the following certainty: he exists as a thinking thing. He also knows what he is think... Read More|
|Fourth Meditation: Of Truth and Falsity||The Meditator is certain of several things: God exists; God is not a deceiver; God created him and his faculties; and he... Read More|
|Fifth Meditation: Of the Essence of Material Things; And Again of God, That He Exists||The Meditator knows the following: he exists as a thinking thing; what he clearly and distinctly perceives is true; God ... Read More|
|Sixth Meditation: Of the Existence of Material Things, and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body||On the assumption the Meditator knows his existence and essence (he is and he thinks), has successfully argued for the e... Read More|
|Selected Objection and Reply: Clear and Distinct Ideas/Knowledge||Descartes solicited objections from a number of sources. Not all of them are included in standard editions of the Medita... Read More|
|Selected Objection and Reply: The Certainty of the "I Think"||In the Fifth Objection, French philosopher Pierre Gassendi argues it is possible to prove one's existence another way. M... Read More|
|Selected Objection and Reply: Ontological Proof of God's Existence||In the First Objections, Catholic theologian Johannes Caterus argues that the ontological argument only establishes conc... Read More|
|Selected Objection and Reply: The Mind/Body Distinction||In the Fourth Objections, French philosopher Antoine Arnauld claims that clear and distinct knowledge of one's mind does... Read More|