Essays on Descartes' Meditations

@inproceedings{Rorty1986EssaysOD,
  title={Essays on Descartes' Meditations},
  author={Am{\'e}lie Oksenberg Rorty},
  year={1986}
}
The essays in this volume form a commentary on "Descartes' Meditations". Following the sequence of the meditational stages, the authors analyze the function of each stage in transforming the reader, to realize his essential nature as a rational inquirer, capable of scientific, demonstrable knowledge of the world. There are essays on the genre of meditational writing, on the implications of the opening cathartic section of the book on Descartes' theory of perception and his use of skeptical… Expand
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