• Guide to Descartes' Meditations

  • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by: Theo Holland
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-29-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PHILOSOPHYPEDIA
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (17 ratings)

Regular price: $3.95

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Publisher's Summary

In this work, Descartes' metaphysics and epistemology are clearly stated and assiduously analyzed. It is shown that Descartes' epistemic foundationalism is tenable, and that his mind-body dualism is correct if taken to concern the relationship of mentalistic (mind-related) data to physicalistic data, even though it is incorrect if taken to concern the relationship of mind per se to body per se. Descartes' analysis of causation is shown to be correct, notwithstanding the copious criticism to which centuries have subjected it. Descartes arguments for God's existence are clearly stated and, thereby, shown to be masterpieces of dialectical ingenuity.
©2016 John-Michael Kuczynski (P)2016 John-Michael Kuczynski
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5 out of 5 stars
By Menachem on 10-01-16

better than Descartes, better than Russell

Would you listen to Guide to Descartes' Meditations again? Why?

because it answers questions not just about the history, but also the substance of philosophy.

What other book might you compare Guide to Descartes' Meditations to and why?

Russell's book on Leibniz, maybe, but better, more straightforward than that.

Which scene was your favorite?

The discussion of foundationslism.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Man v world

Any additional comments?

This is for smart people; small minds will need a less analytical and more narrative approach, and are likely to rail against it with the standard impotence-based slogans of 'textual accuracy', which is code for 'dumb it down for me.'

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Loius on 10-04-16

intersting explain of boring philosopher

Would you consider the audio edition of Guide to Descartes' Meditations to be better than the print version?

yes, because it is poetically written, which is easily overlooked when it is read

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guide to Descartes' Meditations?

the discussion of foundationalism

Which scene was your favorite?

the part where causation is discussed

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

struck by its authoritativeness

Any additional comments?

brilliant book, but not for beginners

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By liam on 02-16-18

Highly Recommended!

A philosophically concise very (very) short guide, which is expertly written and extremely reasonably priced.

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