Regarding Doubt and Certainty in al-Ghazālī’s Deliverance from Error and Descartes’ Meditations

Regarding Doubt and Certainty in al-Ghazālī’s Deliverance from Error and Descartes’... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Regarding Doubt and Certainty in al-Ghazālī’s Deliverance from Error and Descartes’ Meditations

Philosophy East and West, Volume 67 (1) – Dec 28, 2017

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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.

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Published: Dec 28, 2017

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