Newman (2014)

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Newman, Lex. (2014) Descartes' Epistemology. In Zalta (Ed.) (2016). Retrieved from

Title Descartes' Epistemology
Resource Type collection article
Author(s) Lex Newman
Year 2014
Collection Zalta (Ed.) (2016)


René Descartes (1596–1650) is widely regarded as the father of modern philosophy. His noteworthy contributions extend to mathematics and physics. This entry focuses on his philosophical contributions in the theory of knowledge. Specifically, the focus is on the epistemological project of Descartes' famous work, Meditations on First Philosophy. Upon its completion, the work was circulated to other philosophers for their comments and criticisms. Descartes responded with detailed replies that provide a rich source of further information about the original work. He indeed published the first edition (1641) of the Meditations together with six sets of objections and replies, adding a seventh set with the second edition (1642).