Meditations on First Philosophy

by: Rene Descartes

List of Characters

Meditator  - The narrative voice of the Meditations. In the Meditations, the Meditator is left gender-neutral. The opinions expressed in the Meditations are no doubt Descartes' opinions, and it is significant that he writes in meditational form with a distinct and carefully chosen voice. (The style and narrative are imitative of the Jesuit founder Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises.) The voice is not that of Descartes so much as it is the voice of guidance to lead the reader through the Meditations.