Despite Glouberman—s paper, I adhere to the terms I used earlier to describe the contest between Descartes and Gassendi (and their followers—which was the major part of my argument, unexamined by Glouberman). His attribution to me of a positivist conception of philosophical activity, I claim, better characterizes his own attitude toward evidence, truth, and the cognitive significance of metaphysical claims. Part of what was at stake between Descartes and Gassendi was a communal model of knowledge; within this context, I raise questions about standards of scholarship and their significance.
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December 01 1995
Descartes and Gassendi: A Reply to Glouberman
Thomas M. Lennon
The University of Western Ontario
Online Issn: 1530-9274
Print Issn: 1063-6145
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Perspectives on Science (1995) 3 (4): 520–533.
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Thomas M. Lennon; Descartes and Gassendi: A Reply to Glouberman. Perspectives on Science 1995; 3 (4): 520–533. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00493
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