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Licht und Wahrheit bei Descartes 

Zurück zum Heft: Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 2014/2: Wahrheit
DOI: https://doi.org/10.28937/1000106679
EUR 14,90

The essay scrutinizes the medial preconditions of Descartes’ notions of truth and certainty. The metaphorical exchange between Descartes’ epistemology and his contributions to optical theory is conceived as a both-way traffic. Just as imaginations from the realm of visual perception affect the philosophical notion of truth, so the epistemological demand of a »clear and distinct« perception regulates the fashioning of the physical theories of vision and light.