Rocking the foundations of cartesian knowledge: critical notice of Janet Broughton, descartes's method of doubt

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Newman, Lex
Title Rocking the foundations of cartesian knowledge: critical notice of Janet Broughton, descartes's method of doubt
Date 2004-01
Description Janet Broughton's Descartes's Method of Doubt†1 is a systematic study of the role of doubt in Descartes's epistemology. The book has two parts. Part 1 focuses on the development of doubt in the First Meditation, exploring such topics as the motivation behind methodic doubt; the targeted audience; the method's game-like character (on her view); its relations to ancient skepticism, its reasonableness; the method's presuppositions relative to commonsense belief; Michael Williams's recent criticisms of Descartes; and more. Part 2 focuses on how doubt figures in the constructive epistemology of the Meditations-on how Descartes employs doubt as a tool for founding knowledge.
Type Text
Publisher Duke University Press
Volume 113
Issue 1
First Page 101
Last Page 125
Subject Super-indubitables; Canonical circularity; Clear and distinct truths'
Subject LCSH Knowledge, Theory of; Criticism
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Newman, L. (2004). Rocking the foundations of cartesian knowledge: critical notice of Janet Broughton, descartes's method of doubt. Philosophical Review, 113,(1), 101-25.
Rights Management (c) Duke University Press
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m04ptn
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