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Cartesian concepts
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Anders
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Geoffrey Taylor
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1980-
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Geoffrey Anders
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Martha
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Martha Bolton
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chair
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Zimmerman
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Dean Zimmerman
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Martin
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Martin Lin
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John
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John Hawthorne
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2013
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2013-10
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xx
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eng
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Descartes advocates very strict epistemic standards, maintaining that we should only accept propositions which are “completely certain and indubitable” or “evident and irrefutable”. However, it also appears that Descartes accepts many metaphysical propositions that fall far short of these standards. Descartes’ epistemology and metaphysics thus appear radically opposed. I believe this appearance is misleading. While I do not think that Descartes managed to meet his own extremely strict epistemic standards, I believe he did not violate them as severely as many people believe. To show this, the first step is to clarify Descartes’ concepts. In this work, I examine and clarify many Cartesian concepts, including the concepts of attributes, perfections, formal reality, objective reality, higher forms, formal containment, eminent containment, implication, inconceivability apart, formal causation, efficient causation, clarity, obscurity, distinctness, confusion, things, inherence, substances, modes and ways of existing. I then use these clarifications to explicate one of Descartes’ crucial arguments, his first argument for the existence of God.
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Philosophy
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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electronic resource
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vii, 208 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Geoffrey Taylor Anders II
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Descartes, René,--1596-1650--Criticism and interpretation
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Knowledge, Theory of
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Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3M906NS
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ETD doctoral
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Anders
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Geoffrey
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2013-09-24 11:33:51
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2013-10-31
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2015-10-31
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after October 31st, 2015.
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