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Silencing the Demon's Advocate: The Strategy of Descartes' Meditations

Ronald Rubin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758161
eISBN:
9780804779661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758161.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book attempts to explain The Meditations (1641), a classic of Western philosophy in which Descartes tries to reach a predetermined end (“perfect certainty”) by means of a definite method (“the ... More


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in Silencing the Demon's Advocate: The Strategy of Descartes' Meditations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758161
eISBN:
9780804779661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758161.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter, which focuses on Rene Descartes' method of analysis for belief and certainty in his Meditations, suggests that his primary rule of method is to accept a proposition into his system of ... More


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