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Descartes and Augustine

by Stephen Philip Menn

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Descartes, René, 1596-1650.,
  • Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Influence.,
  • Descartes, René, 1596-1650.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStephen Menn.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1875 .M38 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 415 p. ;
    Number of Pages415
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL662392M
    ISBN 100521417023
    LC Control Number97007878

    1 How a Flaw in Augustine’s Proof of God’s Existence Forced Descartes to Write the Meditations Micah D. Tillman Abstract Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy is a rewriting or “adaptation” of Augustine’s On Free Choice of the Will, Book present paper offers a novel analysis of the texts’. Looking for books by René Descartes? See all books authored by René Descartes, including Meditations on First Philosophy, and Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, and more on

    This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern : Stephen Menn.   This page contains a list of the best books on or by St. Augustine. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Augustine. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Augustine. An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for .

      Synopsis This book is the first systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy. Stephen Menn demonstrates that Author: Stephen Menn. Descartes and Augustine, in their respective examinations of the mind and God, come to the conclusion that the true understanding of all things derives from the withdrawal of the self from foreign influence and the necessity to look inward.


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This book is the first systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of Descartes and Augustine book importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern by: Kenny, Anthony.

“Kenny’s Descartes is a notably good and important book. He says it is ‘designed to help undergraduate and graduate students in understanding Descartes’ philosophy.’. The book concentrates on Descartes’ epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind; but the penultimate chapter, on Matter and Motion, contains a succinct account of Descartes’ mechanism and a critique.

Very good book on a comparison between Augustine's and Descartes' Cogitos. Although author has not seen that the Cogito is a fallacy and totally useless in trying to prove one's self-existence, yet the discussion is a valuable addition to the literature on this by: This book is the first systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine.

It offers a complete re-evaluation of Descartes' philosophy, and of the philosophical ideas in Augustine that were Descartes' starting point.

Descartes and Augustine will engage the attention of historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, and early modern philosophy. Descartes and Augustine.

[Stephen Philip Menn] -- This book is the first systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete re-evaluation of Descartes' philosophy, and of the philosophical ideas in Augustine that were.

This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy/5(8).

Descartes and Augustine [Book Review] William E. Mann. Philosophical Review (3) () Abstract Chances are that you have read Descartes’s Meditations and Augustine’s Confessions and De Libero Arbitrio. Chances are that you have not thought that Descartes’s masterwork depends heavily on these two or any other Augustinian texts.

Rene Descartes is known for the most well-known quote in all of philosophy, “Cogito, ergo sum” – I think, therefore I am.

Apparently, when he wrote this in the 17th century he was unaware that over ten centuries before St. Augustine had made the same : Guy Mcclung. Similarly, Descartes proceeded from Cogito, ergo sum (I think, therefore I am),to the conclusion that God must exist. For Augustine, God provides the illuminating light of truth for all we experience; and for Descartes, God is the guarantor of the truth of what we clearly and distinctly perceive.

God’s NatureAuthor: Guy Mcclung. Descartes and Augustine, in their respective examinations of the mind and God, come to the conclusion that the true understanding of all things derives from the withdrawal of the self from foreign influence and the necessity to look inward.

Although each thinker’s journey or course of understanding was different, and at times rather contrasting, their ultimate realizations about knowledge are very.

In his concise and ambitious book, Gareth B. Matthews explores the implications of doing philosophy in the first person. He focuses on the most notable attempts in the history of philosophy to take this perspective: Augustine's Confessions, perhaps the first significant autobiography in Western culture, and Soliloquies, a dialogue between himself and reason; and Descartes's Meditations and.

EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONTINUITY. As was noted above, Descartes’ debt to Augustinian thought was immediately perceived in the 17 th century. Some of Descartes’ readers, after going through his Discourse on Method, brought to his attention that his famous dictum, “Cogito ergo sum,” actually appeared already in Augustine’s writings.

[1] Descartes responds to this in a letter dated to Finally, the book demonstrates how Descartes' attempt to prove the existence of God is foiled by a new Cartesian Circle. Reviews ‘The first original interpretation of the Meditations to appear since the studies of Margaret Wilson and Bernard Williams in the s.

This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern by:   Augustine was evidently aware of philosophical skepticism and concerned to answer it at least in some respects—just as was Descartes.

Moreover, Augustine contrasts the frailty of sense-perception as a means of knowledge with the certainty of “another and far superior sense, belonging to the inner man” (XI)—just as does Descartes.

This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy.

Descartes's Grey Ontology Cartesian Science and Aristotelian Thought in the Regulae Marion, Jean-Luc. The reader who approaches Descartes's first work “Cartesianly,” that is, epistemologically, is faced with an insurmountable difficulty: the Regulae ad Directionem Ingenii is virtually incomprehensible in Cartesian terms.

Indeed, Descartes himself appears to have disowned the work, after. Cogito, ergo sum is a Latin philosophical proposition by René Descartes usually translated into English as "I think, therefore I am".

The phrase originally appeared in French as je pense, donc je suis in his Discourse on the Method, so as to reach a wider audience than Latin would have allowed. It appeared in Latin in his later Principles of Descartes explained, "we cannot doubt. Descartes' didn't just Sweep all of Modern Philosophy into existence with a few strokes of his pen.

Most folks recognize a continuum therein, folks recognize the internal tension between Descartes' Modern elements and his, let's say, more "Scholastic" and medieval elements. Most folks recognize Descartes' arguments borrow from earlier folks. René Descartes (/ d eɪ ˈ k ɑːr t / or UK: / ˈ d eɪ k ɑːr t /; French: [ʁəne dekaʁt] (); Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: Cartesian, / k ɑːr ˈ t iː z i ə n,-iː ʒ ən /; 31 March – 11 February ): 58 was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.A native of the Kingdom of France, he spent about 20 years (–) of his life in the Dutch Born: 31 MarchLa Haye en Touraine, Kingdom.

Descartes and Augustine. This book is the first systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete re-evaluation of Descartes' philosophy, and of the philosophical ideas in Augustine that were Descartes' starting point/5(2).

This book is the first systematic study of Descartes' relationship to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy.

Special features include a reading of the Author: Stephen Menn.Summary of Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Hume, Rousseau on Human Nature.

Octo Human Nature-Philosophical John Messerly. Thomas Hobbes – (This is a summary of a chapter in a book I often used in university classes: Thirteen Augustine – St.

Augustine was the most important link connecting the.