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The Method of Doubts: Problematizing the Bible in Late Medieval Jewish Exegesis

Saperstein Marc

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Scholars of medieval Jewish exegesis have devoted considerable energy to various matters of content. This chapter describes a structural model and exegetical technique widely associated with Isaac ... More


Descartes's first philosophy

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Second Philosophy is introduced as the theorizing of a particular sort of naturalistic inquirer, the Second Philosopher. Unlike other naturalists, she doesn't reject Descartes's Method of Doubt as ... More


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


Meditation I and the Method of Doubt

Georges Dicker

in Descartes: An Analytic and Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195380323
eISBN:
9780190267452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195380323.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter summarizes the key points in the First Meditation, and raises the question of whether or not the arguments set forth are self-refuting. The first two—the Deceptiveness of the Senses ... More


The Dream Argument

Penelope Maddy

in What do Philosophers Do?: Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190618698
eISBN:
9780190618728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618698.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Descartes implements his Method of Doubt by means of his dreaming and Evil Demon hypotheses. The commonsense philosopher and the scientific naturalist are willing to try the Method, given the ... More


Descartes’s Epistemology*

Ernest Sosa

in Scepticism and Perceptual Justification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199658343
eISBN:
9780191760983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658343.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Descartes is a virtue epistemologist. Not only does he distinguish centrally between animal and reflective knowledge - in his terms, between cognitio and scientia - but in additionhe conceives of ... More


Mental Action, Autonomy, and the Perspective of Practical Reason

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter investigates the place and role of mental agency in suppositional reasoning and self-critical reflection. It considers Descartes’ suggestion that when one is engaged in these activities, ... More


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