- 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.