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The Plain Truth

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This index presents a list of ancient author names and terms that are mentioned in the book The Plain Truth: Descartes, Huet, and Skepticism. The skeptic Pierre-Daniel Huet’s Censura philosophiae cartesianae (1689) is the most comprehensive, unrelenting and devastating critique of Descartes ever. It incisively captures all the issues that now interest readers of Descartes: the method of doubt, the cogito, clarity and distinctness as criteria of truth, the circularity of the Meditations, and proofs of God’s existence.

Keywords: Descartes; Pierre-Daniel Huet

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