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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 

  • The Child as a Cartesian Thinker

    Children's Reasonings about Metaphysical Aspects of Reality

    By Eugene V. Subbotsky

    Originally published in 1996, this book presents and analyses children’s reasonings about fundamental metaphysical problems. The first part describes dialogues with children that were constructed on the basis of Descartes’ Mediations on First Philosophy and which look at children’s ideas about the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-21
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • Consciousness and the Great Philosophers

    What would they have said about our mind-body problem?

    Edited by Stephen Leach, James Tartaglia

    Consciousness and the Great Philosophers addresses the question of how the great philosophers of the past might have reacted to the contemporary problem of consciousness. Each of the thirty-two chapters within this edited collection focuses on a major philosophical figure from the history of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12

  • Back to 'Things in Themselves'

    A Phenomenological Foundation for Classical Realism

    By Josef Seifert

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

  • Science, Philosophy and Sustainability

    The End of the Cartesian dream

    Edited by Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Silvio Funtowicz

    For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge. This process of change has to include a new commitment to knowledge…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
    Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

  • Descartes and Method

    A Search for a Method in Meditations

    By Clarence A. Bonnen, Daniel E. Flage

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes' Meditations

    By Gary Hatfield

    Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key…

    Paperback – 2014-07-18
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Receptions of Descartes

    Cartesianism and Anti-Cartesianism in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Tad M. Schmaltz

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Debates in Modern Philosophy

    Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses

    Edited by Stewart Duncan, Antonia LoLordo

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-12-20
    Key Debates in the History of Philosophy

  • Material Falsity and Error in Descartes' Meditations

    By Cecilia Wee

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-05-10
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion

    Descartes and Beyond

    Edited by Peter Anstey, Dana Jalobeanu

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-12-09
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2002-10-03

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