A defense of Cartesian certainty

Stephanie Larsen Wykstra
This dissertation examines Rene Descartes' view of certainty and defends the view that Cartesian certainty is possible. The first half of the dissertation includes an interpretation of Descartes' epistemology as well as an examination of other interpreters' readings. The second half of the dissertation is a defense of the claim that Cartesian certainty of a particular kind is possible; it includes a variety of contemporary objections and replies in defense of the possibility of certainty.
doi:10.7282/t3mg7pr9 fatcat:notavfjoonfhpdipbi32urkbau