Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy


DESCARTES, R. Meditationes de prima philosophia. 1642.

Title page of volume 2 second edition of the Meditationes, the first book by Descartes published by the Elzeviers and one of the most important of Descartes’ philosophical treatises.  The original text of the Meditationes is accompanied by Descartes’ replies to the objections made to his metaphysical arguments by contemporary philosophers, such as Thomas Hobbes and Pierre Gassendi, introduced by the title page featured here. 

[EHC 12.1642.Des] [Willems 985]

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