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Сучасна рецепція скептицизму Рене Декарта
Contemporary Reception of Rene Descartes’ Skepticism

Author(s): Volodymyr Khmil, Anatolyj Malivskij
Subject(s): Anthropology, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Early Modern Philosophy
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: Descartes; skepticism; anti-skeptic approach; Modern Age request; anthropological project;

Summary/Abstract: The article aim is to turn the spotlight on the main thesis of reflection of Descartes’ scepticism doctrine as well one’s argumentation estimation in the context of thinker’s creativeness. These steps will promote the overcoming of one-dimensional comprehension of his attitude on scepticism as an essential part of his doctrine. That is why it has the sense to concentrate an attention on some interpretations of key motives of Cartesian anti-sceptic approach at research literature as well as define the place of the anthropological project at these motives firstly. Secondly, make an accent on the key role of anthropological dimension of one’s doctrine in the context of philosophical polemics with scepticism. The analysis of interpretations of Descartes’ heritage, as well as one’s original texts, demonstrates the absence of adequate interpretation of one’s place in the history of scepticism. The specific place of Descartes’ anti-scepticism is also demonstrated. Most of the researchers pay ones’ attention to the tight vision of Modern Age in the form of development of a scientific worldview. This position does not take into account the contemporary level of Descartes’ studies. First of all, authors make an accent on the need to overcome the fragmentary vision of thinker’s heritage. Secondly, the valuable role of anthropological dimension of Descartes’ texts is underlined. This position lets perform more authentic perception of one’s anti-sceptic approach. In the course of finding the roots of a researched situation, the authors’ attention was consistently concentrated on the features of the contemporary interpretation of Modern Age request which is reduced to development of scientific worldview by the scepticism researchers. Such position marginalizes the anthropological component of one’s doctrine.

  • Issue Year: 19/2017
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 168-178
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Ukrainian