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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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 160-176
Launched on MUSE
2016-12-28
Open Access
No
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