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Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
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Mar 28, 2012

it was amazing
Read from April 20 to May 01, 2011

About 25 pages from the end of my first reading, will prob reread this within the season. Funny how this book for me, is understood better through the objections and the replies. Also funny, how a short book reads like a long book, Would love to read this in French, if I only knew French: Delicately Strong, and Strongly Delicate, A book to really get lost in, I am certainly pleasantly lost in this book. Such eloquence- - -.

I did finish and my only regret is That I do not know how to read French or the language. I can only imagine the beauty of his expressions in the
homelanguage of this books orginal writing...
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Gregory WOW what a book, def going to reread this after it resettles. What a time warp : length depth width and breadth, this book seems to streach time with the thoughtfulness within it.

message 2: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Do you find this book actual for modern generation?

message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Meditations was originally written in Latin. There is a Latin version available by the translator of this edition - John Cottingham (my tutor at Uni). Worth a look if you know any Latin.

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Daniel Why do you want to read this in French? Descartes wrote it in Latin.

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