Read It Online: MEDITATION ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY

from Sacred Texts

About text:
By Rene Descartes (1641). Here’s an excerpt from the book’s preface:

“The first edition of the Meditations was published in
Latin by Michael Soly of Paris “at the Sign of the Phoenix” in
1641 cum Privilegio et Approbatione Doctorum. The Royal
“privilege” was indeed given, but the “approbation” seems to
have been of a most indefinite kind. The reason of the book
being published in France and not in Holland, where Descartes
was living in a charming country house at Endegeest near
Leiden, was apparently his fear that the Dutch ministers might
in some way lay hold of it.”

Read full text of MEDITATION ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY here.

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