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AgitationsEssays on Life and Literature$
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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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Certitudes

Certitudes

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(p.117) 10 Certitudes
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Agitations
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Arthur Krystal

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0010

This chapter considers the concept of certainty. It explains that phenomenologically speaking, very little can be considered certain because even as we exist the precise forms that existence takes are not beyond logical doubt. It also highlights the appeal of the idea of uncertainty, particularly when we transform it into a fashionable nihilism.

Keywords:   certainty, existence, logical doubt, nihilism

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