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BURMAN, R.: Descartes - An Introduction

Writing for the everyman, the student and the philosopher alike, René Descartes (1596–1650) is one of the first philosophers to be read by students of philosophy and is arguably one of the best known. Containing Discourse on the Method (abridged), selections from Principles of Philosophy, and a complete version of his philosophical masterpiece, Meditations, this audiobook covers the sceptical method, the formation of his now famous ‘I think, therefore I am’ quotation, the existence of God, and the reconstruction of his doubted world.



Disc 1

  Descartes: An Introduction
1.   Play with flash player Rene Descartes has often been described… 00:06:02
2.   Play with flash player Descartes left the army and returned to Paris… 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player Introduction to Discourse on the Method 00:04:08
4.   Play with flash player Discourse on the Method 00:06:09
5.   Play with flash player 'I esteemed eloquence highly.' 00:06:25
6.   Play with flash player 'It is true, however, that it is not customary…' 00:05:18
7.   Play with flash player 'But the chief ground of my satisfaction with this method…' 00:05:17
8.   Play with flash player 'Having thus provided myself with these maxims…' 00:05:55
9.   Play with flash player 'After this, I inquired in general…' 00:08:35
10.   Play with flash player Introduction to Meditations on the First Philosophy 00:01:39
11.   Play with flash player Meditation I - Of the Things which We May Doubt 00:05:46
12.   Play with flash player 'Let us suppose, then, that we are dreaming…' 00:03:23
13.   Play with flash player 'Nevertheless, the belief that there is a God…' 00:07:19
14.   Play with flash player Introduction to Meditation II 00:01:52
15.   Play with flash player Meditation II – Of the Nature of the Human Mind 00:05:26


Disc 2

  Descartes: An Introduction
1.   Play with flash player 'What then did I formerly think I was' 00:04:50
2.   Play with flash player 'The question now arises, am I aught besides' 00:05:38
3.   Play with flash player 'From this I begin to know what I am…' 00:06:26
4.   Play with flash player 'But meanwhile, I feel greatly astonished…' 00:06:31
5.   Play with flash player Introduction to Meditation III 00:01:42
6.   Play with flash player Meditation III – Of God: That He Exists 00:03:58
7.   Play with flash player 'But when I considered any matter in arithmetic…' 00:06:04
8.   Play with flash player 'What I have here principally to do…' 00:05:55
9.   Play with flash player 'Now it is manifest by the natural light…' 00:05:30
10.   Play with flash player 'But among these my ideas…' 00:05:44
11.   Play with flash player 'There only remains, therefore, the idea of God…' 00:05:03
12.   Play with flash player 'Yet, on looking more closely into the matter…' 00:05:33
13.   Play with flash player 'All that is here required therefore…' 00:04:42
14.   Play with flash player 'There remains only the inquiry as to the way…' 00:04:13
15.   Play with flash player Introduction to Meditation IV 00:01:12
16.   Play with flash player Meditation IV – Of Truth and Error 00:02:45
17.   Play with flash player 'And there would remain no doubt on this head…' 00:03:33


Disc 3

  Descartes: An Introduction
1.   Play with flash player 'Considering this more attentively…' 00:07:29
2.   Play with flash player 'From all this I discover, however…' 00:05:29
3.   Play with flash player 'And finally, I ought not also to complain…' 00:05:18
4.   Play with flash player Introduction to Meditation V 00:01:45
5.   Play with flash player Meditation V – Of Material Things 00:04:59
6.   Play with flash player 'But now, if because I can draw from my thought…' 00:06:54
7.   Play with flash player 'But indeed, whatever mode of probation I in the end adopt…' 00:06:19
8.   Play with flash player Introduction to Meditation VI 00:01:27
9.   Play with flash player Meditation VI – Of the Existence of Material Things 00:05:06
10.   Play with flash player 'But I am accustomed to imagine many other objects…' 00:05:49
11.   Play with flash player 'But afterward, a wide experience by degrees…' 00:04:23
12.   Play with flash player 'Moreover, I find in myself diverse faculties of thinking…' 00:06:27
13.   Play with flash player 'Besides this, nature teaches me that my own body…' 00:05:04
14.   Play with flash player 'But I have already sufficiently considered how it happens…' 00:04:42
15.   Play with flash player 'To commence this examination accordingly…' 00:06:28


Disc 4

  Descartes: An Introduction
1.   Play with flash player 'Whence it is quite manifest…' 00:04:59
2.   Play with flash player Introduction to Principles of Philosophy 00:02:50
3.   Play with flash player Principles of Philosophy (Selections) 00:00:55
4.   Play with flash player Why we may doubt of sensible things. 00:00:59
5.   Play with flash player Why we may also doubt of mathematical demonstrations. 00:01:22
6.   Play with flash player That we possess a free will. 00:00:36
7.   Play with flash player That we cannot doubt of our existence… 00:01:02
8.   Play with flash player That we hence discover the distinction… 00:00:59
9.   Play with flash player How we can know our mind more clearly than our body. 00:01:42
10.   Play with flash player How it happens that every one does not come… 00:00:55
11.   Play with flash player In what sense the knowledge of other things… 00:02:01
12.   Play with flash player That we may validly infer the existence of God… 00:01:17
13.   Play with flash player That necessary existence is not in the same way comprised… 00:00:45
14.   Play with flash player That we are not the cause of ourselves… 00:01:15
15.   Play with flash player That God is not corporeal… 00:01:32
16.   Play with flash player That in passing from the knowledge of God… 00:01:03
17.   Play with flash player That we must believe all that God has revealed… 00:00:40
18.   Play with flash player That we must examine… 00:01:03
19.   Play with flash player That God is not the cause of our errors. 00:00:46
20.   Play with flash player That, consequently, all which we clearly perceive… 00:01:44
21.   Play with flash player That our errors are, in respect of God… 00:00:50
22.   Play with flash player That there are only two modes of thinking in us… 00:00:50
23.   Play with flash player That we never err, unless… 00:00:39
24.   Play with flash player That the will, as well as the understanding… 00:00:43
25.   Play with flash player That the will is of greater extension… 00:00:47
26.   Play with flash player That our errors cannot be imputed to God. 00:00:27
27.   Play with flash player That the chief perfection of man… 00:01:09
28.   Play with flash player That the liberty of our will is self - evident. 00:00:55
29.   Play with flash player That it is likewise certain that God… 00:00:36
30.   Play with flash player How the freedom of our will may be reconciled… 00:01:13
31.   Play with flash player How, although we never will to err… 00:01:09
32.   Play with flash player That we shall never err… 00:00:52
33.   Play with flash player What constitutes clear and distinct perception. 00:00:57
34.   Play with flash player It is shown from the example of pain… 00:00:49
35.   Play with flash player That to correct the prejudices of our early years… 00:00:55
36.   Play with flash player What substance is… 00:00:49
37.   Play with flash player That the term 'substance'… 00:01:05
38.   Play with flash player That of every substance there is one principal attribute… 00:01:31
39.   Play with flash player How we may have clear and distinct notions… 00:01:12
40.   Play with flash player The grounds on which the existence of material things… 00:02:30
41.   Play with flash player How we likewise know that the human body… 00:00:47
42.   Play with flash player That the perceptions of the senses… 00:00:55
43.   Play with flash player That the nature of body… 00:01:29
44.   Play with flash player That the truth regarding the nature of body… 00:01:05
45.   Play with flash player How thought and extension may be distinctly known… 00:01:13
46.   Play with flash player How these may be likewise distinctly conceived… 00:01:16
47.   Play with flash player What are modes… 00:01:11
48.   Play with flash player How our sensations, affections… 00:01:16
49.   Play with flash player That we are frequently deceived in our judgements… 00:01:03
50.   Play with flash player How in these things… 00:01:29
51.   Play with flash player That magnitude, figure and so on… 00:01:03
52.   Play with flash player That we may judge of sensible things… 00:01:56
53.   Play with flash player That the chief cause of our errors… 00:03:54
54.   Play with flash player That the second cause of our errors… 00:01:03
55.   Play with flash player The third cause is… 00:01:47
56.   Play with flash player The fourth source of our errors is… 00:01:23
57.   Play with flash player Summary of what must be observed… 00:02:15
58.   Play with flash player That we ought to prefer the Divine authority… 00:01:06
59.   Play with flash player That, however, I submit all my opinions… 00:01:22

Total Playing Time: 05:12:03






Author(s):
Burman, Ross

Reader(s):
Oliver, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA489812

Barcode: 9789626348987

Release Date: 12/2009

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