Descartes's Search for Security

Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 1

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780198250913
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597053 | DOI:

Series: Learning from Six Philosophers (2 Volumes)

 Descartes's Search for Security

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Examines the search for security, for immovable foundations, that is conducted in Descartes's Meditations, centring on the Cogito. Topics discussed include the role of the omnipotent Deceiver, the truth rule, God's role in all this, the supposed Cartesian circle, and Bréhier's failed attempt to remove it.

Keywords: Bréhier; Cartesian circle; certainty; Cogito; Descartes; God; truth

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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