Cartesian Theodicy: Descartes’ Quest for Certitude by Z. Janowski

By Z. Janowski

just about all interpreters of Cartesian philosophy have hitherto taken with the epistemological element of Descartes' notion. In his Cartesian Theodicy, Janowski demonstrates that Descartes' epistemological difficulties are in simple terms rearticulations of theological questions. for instance, Descartes' try and outline the position of God in man's cognitive fallibility is a reiteration of an outdated argument that issues out the incongruity among the life of God and evil, and his pivotal query `whence error?' is proven the following to be a rephrasing of the query `whence evil?' the reply Descartes offers within the Meditations is basically a reformulation of the reply present in St. Augustine's De Libero Arbitrio and the Confessions. The impact of St. Augustine on Descartes can even be detected within the doctrine of everlasting truths which, in the context of the 17th-century debates over the query of the character of divine freedom, brought on Descartes to best friend himself with the Augustinian Oratorians opposed to the Jesuits. either in his Cartesian Theodicy in addition to his Index Augustino-Cartesian, Textes et Commentaire Janowski exhibits that the total Cartesian metaphysics can - and will - be learn in the context of Augustinian thought.

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