Abstract: In light of the similarities between Descartes’ famous cogito proof presented in his Meditations and al-Ghazālī’s argument for the validity of prophesy in Deliverance from Error, this article provides a close comparative analysis of the role and form of doubt and certainty in their works. Using Heidegger as a framework to make sense of the differences between al-Ghazālī and Descartes, this article also examines Heidegger’s claim that it is Descartes who is responsible for the subjectivization of value that is indicative of modernity.
Philosophy East and West – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Dec 28, 2017
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