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This section of the book The Plain Truth: Descartes, Huet, and Skepticism contains a list of recent volumes in the book series Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History. Descartes’s critic, Pierre-Daniel Huet, thinks that human reason cannot get at the truth at all, and therefore cannot produce any certainty about having it. As it was put by Democritus, an author Huet is fond of citing, “truth has been submerged in an abyss". More than any other figure between himself and antiquity, Descartes has remained a source of philosophical inspiration, controversy, and perplexity.

Keywords: Descartes; Pierre-Daniel Huet



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