SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.63 número81El problema de la estetización en la filosofía de Walter BenjaminDavid Hume y la distinción entre filosofía especulativa y experimental índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • Não possue artigos similaresSimilares em SciELO



versão impressa ISSN 0185-2450


DE TERESA, José Marcos. [The Fundamental Argument in Cartesian Metaphysics. Towards a Dialectical Interpretation]. Diánoia [online]. 2018, vol.63, n.81, pp.85-107. ISSN 0185-2450.

Abstract: This paper intends to sketch an initial reason for reading in a dialec-tical way the “proofs of God’s existence” in Descartes’ Meditations, III and V. I begin by indicating antecedents for this kind of interpretation among com-mentators, and show how this approach towards basic philosophical prob-lems can be traced to the Greek classics. I then try to explain how this ar-gumentative procedure can afford in principle a solution to the well-known riddle of the “Cartesian circle”, among other related issues. Finally, I discuss a small set of textual points and show that attributing a dialectical character to Descartes’ main metaphysical arguments should not be taken to be implausi-ble at all. I conclude that interpretations of this kind deserve a more careful exploration.

Palavras-chave : rational justification; first principles; epistemic grounds; Cartesian circle; skepticism.

        · resumo em Espanhol     · texto em Espanhol     · Espanhol ( pdf )