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René Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy

René Descartes

René Descartes posed questions about the nature of knowledge and the nature of being that philosophers still debate today. In Meditations, Descartes expands on his most famous pronouncement, “I think, therefore I am,” which first appeared in an earlier text. He explores the idea of the mind as an entity separate from the body—the ‘dualist’ approach. He also attempts to dispel skepticism—the idea that one cannot truly know anything–and shows that, by doubting everything, we can know some things beyond doubt. Taking point of certainty as his starting point, he discusses a range of subjects and offers a rational proof of the existence of God.

René Descartes posed questions about the nature of knowledge and the nature of being that philosophers still debate today. In Meditations, Descartes expands on his most famous pronouncement, “I think, therefore I am,” which first appeared in an earlier text. He explores the idea of the mind as an entity separate from the body—the ‘dualist’ approach. He also attempts to dispel skepticism—the idea that one cannot truly know anything–and shows that, by doubting everything, we can know some things beyond doubt. Taking point of certainty as his starting point, he discusses a range of subjects and offers a rational proof of the existence of God.
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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

René Descartes posed questions about the nature of knowledge and the nature of being that philosophers still debate today. In Meditations, Descartes expands on his most famous pronouncement, “I think, therefore I am,” which first appeared in an earlier text. He explores the idea of the mind as an entity separate from the body—the ‘dualist’ approach. He also attempts to dispel skepticism—the idea that one cannot truly know anything–and shows that, by doubting everything, we can know some things beyond doubt. Taking point of certainty as his starting point, he discusses a range of subjects and offers a rational proof of the existence of God.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andreas Vrahimis, Macat.com

Length:

1h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:52