The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations consists of twelve newly commissioned essays on one of the most influential and widely taught texts in the history of philosophy. The volume touches on all of the major themes of the Meditations, including the mind-body relation, the nature of the mind, and the existence of the material world. The volume also includes William Molyneux's famous early translation of the Meditations. Situating the Meditations' arguments in their philosophical and historical context, the essays in this volume constitute an ideal companion to Descartes' masterwork, for scholars and students new to the work alike.
Stephen Gaukroger is Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney, and presently holds an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship. His works include Descartes: An Intellectual Biography (1995), Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-modern Philosophy (2001), and Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy (2002).
Release date NZ
December 21st, 2005
Edited by Stephen Gaukroger
Country of Publication
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)