Descartes' Meditations: Background Source Materials (Cambridge Philosophical Texts in Context)

  • Publish Date: 1998-07-28
  • Binding: Paperback
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This unique collection of background material to Descartes' Meditations has been translated from the original French and Latin. The texts gathered here illustrate the kinds of principles, assumptions, and philosophical methods that were commonplace when Descartes was growing up. The selections are from Francisco Sanches, Christopher Clavius, Pierre de la Rame (Petrus Ramus), Francisco Suarez, Pierre Charron, Eustachius a Sancto Paulo, Scipion Dupleix, Marin Mersenne, Pierre Gassendi, Franois de la Mother le Vayer, Charles Sorel, and Jean-Baptiste Morin.