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Meditations, Objections, and Replies by René Descartes
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Aug 03, 11

Oh Rene, your Meditations have become one of the most important leaps into modern science ever recorded. And while I'm not completely sold on your views, I think that they are very interesting, and worth the time to read.

This edition sports some great objections and replies that help the young philosopher to learn more of Descartes' ideas while hearing some of the best counter-arguments out there. This edition, therefore, is scores above many others that simply contain Descartes' own work (in other words, cough up the extra few dollars for this edition rather than getting the dirt cheap Meditations-only editions!).

The translation was very well done, probably the best that I've seen since joining the philosophy major, and while of course it's still some tough reading, the translator did the best at giving an easy-to-pick-up edition of the text. The only thing that I'll never understand is why the translator would have put "I think; I exist" instead of "I think, therefore I am." One of philosophy's most famous lines lost in translation? Of course, he could have also just left it at the cogito with one explanation as to what that was. Ah well ...

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