Among the strengths of this edition are reliable, accessible translations, useful editorial materials, and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the Objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, and Descartes' Replies, in their entirety. 'The Letter Serving as a Reply to Gassendi' - in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies - conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating general introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception. Also included are a bibliography and chronology.
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