Introduction to philosophy/philosophy of mind from wikibooks jump to: navigation, search the philosophy of mind is about the form and content of our thoughts, and how and why we come to think them descartes, r meditations on first philosophy kim, jaegwon. Considered a foundational text in modern philosophy, the meditations on first philosophy presents numerous powerful arguments that to this day influence debates in epistemology also included in this edition is a brief introduction to descartes and the meditations. Spring 2018 ama series - announcement & hub post hover or tap each rule for full details posting rules all posts must be about philosophy to learn more about what is and is not considered philosophy for the purposes of this subreddit, see our faq. Meditations on first philosophy the method, meditations and philosophy of descartes, translated by john veitch (1901) single works descartes: an analytical and historical introduction (new york: oup, 1993) frankfurt, harry.
Modern philosophy from descartes to kant philosophy 580 willem a devries the early modern period was a time of ferment, filled with imaginative. Course description: an introduction to some major figures in the history of modern philosophy, with critical readings of descartes, leibniz, locke, berkeley, hume, reid, and kant intended to be taken in conjunction with phil 125a, although phil 125a is not a prerequisite discussion sections: each. Introduction: ren descartes (1596 - 1650) was a french philosopher which he detailed in his epochal discourse on the method of 1637 and expanded in the meditations on first philosophy of 1641, descartes attempted to narrow down. In his meditations on first philosophy descartes sets forth two proofs for god's existence the great conversation: a historical introduction to philosophy new york: mcgraw hill. This page contains an organized collection of links to beginner friendly videos, podcasts and articles on ren descartes to get started, simply choose a topic from the list below contents1 who was ren descartes2 descartes' epistemology3 descartes' philosophy of mind4 why is descartes.
Philosophical works in project gutenberg's catalog are listed below in roughly chronological order by subject george s fullerton an introduction to philosophy ren descartes discours de la m thode. Rene descartes 1596-1650 but things aren't quite that simple (nothing in philosophy is that simple) and descartes appreciated the complexity of the issue descartes lived from 1596 to 1650 this was a period in which many beliefs were being challenged. Philosophy 11: introduction to philosophy matthew silverstein fall 2007 the ontological argument simple version in meditation 5, descartes' argument for the existence of god looks something like this.
George dicker, descartes: an analytical and historical introduction (oxford, 1993) articles in the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy on: descartes' life and works by kurt smith decartes' mathematics by mary dornski descartes' physics by edward slowik. Midterm exam covering the introduction to philosophy, the ancients (socrates, plato and aristotle), god (and william james), and descartes an int. Introduction to descartes' meditations we have been thinking about philosophy as both a subjectmatter and a methodology this implies that there is a content that can be studied (namely, theories advanced by philosophers) and various strategies (philosophical methods, such as the reductio ad.
After receiving a sound education in mathematics, classics, and law at la fl che and poitiers, ren descartes embarked on a brief career in military service with prince maurice in holland and bavaria. Introduction to western philosophy selections from descartes 2 discourse on the method for conducting one's reason well and for seeking truth in the sciences. Philosophy: a very short introduction 'this is a lively and interesting introduction to philosophy despite its descartes tom sorell drugs leslie iversen the earth martin redfern egyptian mythology geraldine pinch eighteenth-century. Unit 1: what is philosophy what is philosophy all about, and why should we study it the second question is easier to answer than the first. An introduction to the first meditation of ren descartes bibliography meditations on first philosophy, translated by john cottingham, cambridge: cambridge u.