Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies

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Before publishing his landmark "Meditations" in 1641, Ren??? Descartes sent his manuscript to many leading thinkers to solicit their objections to his arguments. He included these objections, along with his own detailed replies, as part of the first edition. This unusual strategy gave Descartes a chance to address criticisms in advance and to demonstrate his willingness to consider diverse viewpoints--critical in an age when radical ideas could result in condemnation by church and state, or even death. "Descartes and his ...

Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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