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The Resource Demons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations, Harry G. Frankfurt ; foreword by Rebecca Goldstein

Demons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations, Harry G. Frankfurt ; foreword by Rebecca Goldstein

Label
Demons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations
Title
Demons, dreamers, and madmen
Title remainder
the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations
Statement of responsibility
Harry G. Frankfurt ; foreword by Rebecca Goldstein
Title variation
  • Defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations
  • Demons, dreamers, & madmen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this classic work, best-selling author Harry Frankfurt provides a compelling analysis of the question that not only lies at the heart of Descartes's Meditations, but also constitutes the central preoccupation of modern philosophy: on what basis can reason claim to provide any justification for the truth of our beliefs? Demons, Dreamers, and Madmen provides an ingenious account of Descartes's defense of reason against his own famously skeptical doubts that he might be a madman, dreaming, or, worse yet, deceived by an evil demon into believing falsely. Frankfurt's masterful and imaginative rea
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digitized
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1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankfurt, Harry G.
Dewey number
194
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B1854
LC item number
.F73 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Descartes, René
  • Reason
  • First philosophy
  • Descartes, René
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • First philosophy
  • Reason
  • Rechtfertigung
Label
Demons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations, Harry G. Frankfurt ; foreword by Rebecca Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1970
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The First Meditation -- Introduction -- The general overthrow of belief -- The criterion of doubt -- The perception of the physical world -- The strategy of the first meditation -- Simple and universal things -- Mathematics in the first meditation -- Mathematics and the omnipotent deceiver -- Demons, dreamers, and madmen -- Part Two: Reason and Its Validation -- Sum -- Sum res cogitans -- Clear and distinct perception -- Objections to Descartes's rule of evidence -- Memory and doubt -- The validation of reason -- Truth and reality: the Galileo controversy
Control code
344100132
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unknown
Edition
First Princeton edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 264 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612935527
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612086724
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  • 208672
  • 22573/ctt2x8kjh
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)344100132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Demons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations, Harry G. Frankfurt ; foreword by Rebecca Goldstein
Publication
Note
Originally published: Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1970
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The First Meditation -- Introduction -- The general overthrow of belief -- The criterion of doubt -- The perception of the physical world -- The strategy of the first meditation -- Simple and universal things -- Mathematics in the first meditation -- Mathematics and the omnipotent deceiver -- Demons, dreamers, and madmen -- Part Two: Reason and Its Validation -- Sum -- Sum res cogitans -- Clear and distinct perception -- Objections to Descartes's rule of evidence -- Memory and doubt -- The validation of reason -- Truth and reality: the Galileo controversy
Control code
344100132
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Princeton edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612935527
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612086724
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208672
  • 22573/ctt2x8kjh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)344100132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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