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Licht und Wahrheit bei Descartes 

Gregory, Stephan

Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie, Bd. 2014 (2014), Iss. 2: S. 56–73

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Gregory, Stephan


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.