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This is a good opportunity for the author to express his enormous gratitude to Avrum Stroll, not only for what he has done for him personally, but what he has done for the profession of philosophy. His constant belief in intellectual quality, logical rigor, and clarity has been a source not only of our education, but a source of inspiration to us all. The author only makes two critical comments about Stroll's paper. The first is about the Cartesian tradition and the second about certainty. Hume is a more radical skeptic than Descartes. Hume really is a genuine skeptic about the crucial things: the existence of material objects in the world, personal identity, and induction. Hume, in a sense, works out the logical consequences of Cartesianism as modified by Locke, and Berkeley, and thus as modified by empiricism.

Keywords: Avrum Stroll; Cartesian tradition; Descartes; Hume



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