The Cambridge Companion to Descartes' Mediations

2014.07.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Cunning (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Descartes' Mediations, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 320pp., $29.99 (pbk),
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2014.07.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Cunning (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Descartes' Mediations, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 320pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107630482. Reviewed by Geoffrey Gorham, Macalester College This companion comprises two essays on each of the six Meditations, along with three thematic essays on method, dualism and God. The editor provides a substantial introduction, which summarizes the contributions and identifies some of the central aims and methods of the Meditations. The bibliography simply lists the works referenced in the essays (mostly recent secondary literature or late scholastic/seventeenth century works from Descartes' intellectual milieu); all references to Descartes' own works are to the standard Adam/Tannery edition (AT) and/or the popular translation by Cottingham et al. (CSM). The papers are generally focused on the philosophical concepts, arguments and methods of the Meditations (as well. . .

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