The modern project to rigor: Descartes to Nietzsche
Building on the works of Popkin, Gilson, Fackenheim, and Kaufmann, the author expands the scope of what can be treated by the hypothesis of skepticism or pursuit of rigor in the modern world.
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Prologue An Overview the Greek and Modern
The Enlightenment and its central pro
The Project to Rigor in Mathematics
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