History of Philosophy / LESSON 50
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Objectivism on Certainty and the Error of Cartesian Doubt

Leonard Peikoff presents the Objectivist view of the nature and requirements of certainty, explaining what is wrong with the view of certainty motivating Descartes’ famous method of doubt. He also discusses the nature of arbitrary claims and what it means to say that certainty is “contextual.”

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Leonard Peikoff
Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand’s foremost student and today’s leading expert on Objectivism.

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