Originally published in 1940, this book provides a thorough discussion of René Descartes philosophy of metaphysics, examining the three major points of the mind and body, freedom of the will and religion and science. Specific chapters are devoted to the Cartesian theory and the Meditations, in particular the Sixth.
1. Descartes’ Metaphysical Writings 2. Descartes’ Attitude to Metaphysics 3. The Structure of the Metaphysic 4. The Cartesian Circle 5. Cogito Ergo Sum 6. The Nature of the Self 7. Descartes’ Definitions of Substance 8. The Idea of a Thinking Substance 9. The First Proof of God’s Existence 10. The Sixth Meditation 11. Concluding Remarks