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Unformatted text preview: DESCARTE’S ARGUMENT IN ‘MEDITATIONS’ In the “Meditations” Descartes concludes from his arguments that physical objects do exist. However, he does not reach this conclusion directly; he argues some other things before coming to this final conclusion. Descartes at first starts by talking about the topic which was earlier termed as skeptic. He argues that ‘a general rule that the things we conceive very clearly and very distinctly are all true’ and it was these features of the cogito ergo sum argument which made him realize his truth. This is first used to prove that God exists. He argued that we would not even have any idea of God unless these thoughts were placed in us by someone who posses all powers or in other words, God himself. Next argument he places is that God is no deceiver and therefore would not produce any trends...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2008 for the course PHIL 108 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '08 term at Bard College.
- Spring '08