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  1. Back to 'Things in Themselves'

    A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

    By Josef Seifert

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

    In an enlightening dialogue with Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Gadamer, Professor Seifert argues that the original inspiration of phenomenology was nothing other than the primordial insight of philosophy itself, the foundation of philosophia perennis. His radical rethinking of the phenomenological...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Receptions of Descartes

    Cartesianism and Anti-Cartesianism in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Tad M. Schmaltz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    Receptions of Descartes is a collection of work by an international group of authors that focuses on the various ways in which Descartes was interpreted, defended and criticized in early modern Europe. The book is divided into five sections, the first four of which focus on Descartes' reception in...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Debates in Modern Philosophy

    Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses

    Edited by Stewart Duncan, Antonia LoLordo

    Series: Key Debates in the History of Philosophy

    Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses provides an in-depth, engaging introduction to important issues in modern philosophy. It presents 13 key interpretive debates to students, and ranges in coverage from Descartes' Meditations to Kant's Critique of Pure...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Self, Reason, and Freedom

    A New Light on Descartes' Metaphysics

    By Andrea Christofidou

    Freedom and its internal relation to reason is fundamental to Descartes’ philosophy in general, and to his Meditations on First Philosophy in particular. Without freedom his entire enquiry would not get off the ground, and without understanding the rôle of freedom in his work, we could not...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Material Falsity and Error in Descartes' Meditations

    By Cecilia Wee

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    Material Falsity and Error in Descartes’s Meditations approaches Descartes’s Meditations as an intellectual journey, wherein Descartes’s views develop and change as he makes new discoveries about self, God and matter. The first book to focus closely on Descartes’s notion of material falsity, it...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion

    Descartes and Beyond

    Edited by Peter Anstey, Dana Jalobeanu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    This volume explores the themes of vanishing matter, matter and the laws of nature, the qualities of matter, and the diversity of the debates about matter in the early modern period. Chapters are unified by a number of interlocking themes which together enable some of the broader contours of the...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Descartes

    The Project of Pure Enquiry

    By Bernard Williams

    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'.His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and...

    Published March 15th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Descartes' Dualism

    By Gordon Baker, Katherine Morris

    Was Descartes a Cartesian Dualist? In this controversial study, Gordon Baker and Katherine J. Morris argue that, despite the general consensus within philosophy, Descartes was neither a proponent of dualism nor guilty of the many crimes of which he has been accused by twentieth century...

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Descartes and the Meditations

    By Gary Hatfield

    Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

    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...

    Published September 18th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Descartes and Method

    A Search for a Method in Meditations

    By Clarence A. Bonnen, Daniel E. Flage

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    Rene Descartes credited his success in philosophy, mathematics, and physics to the discovery of a universal method of inquiry, but he provided no systematic description of his method. Descartes and Method carefully examines Descartes' scattered remarks on his application and puts forward a...

    Published May 12th 1999 by Routledge