Against the new Cartesian Circle

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 (1):66-74 (2017)
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Abstract

In two recent papers, Michael Della Rocca accuses Descartes of reasoning circularly in the Fourth Meditation. This alleged new circle is distinct from, and more vicious than, the traditional Cartesian Circle arising in the Third Meditation. We explain Della Rocca’s reasons for this accusation, showing that his argument is invalid.

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Scott Ragland
Saint Louis University
Everett Fulmer
Loyola University, New Orleans

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