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Unformatted text preview: without it being real. 2. If and only if I think, I exist. 3. Therefore, I am not defined by my attributes but I am defined by my thought: I am a thinking thing. C. Meditation 4 a. Argument 1: 1. I am a being in between God’s supreme entity and nothingness. 2. God has given me only a finite ability to judge. 3. Therefore, my ability to err is a lack, not something that God has given me. b. Argument 2: 1. I am only a part of a large number of things that God has created. 2. My ability is finite on its own. 3. Therefore, the accumulated ability of all works that God created can be infinite. Questions and comments: 1. Descartes’ arguments in Meditation are not persuasive to me. While they are valid, there is no way to prove that they are sound. For example: how do you prove that God is real, God is “supreme” or “perfect”?...
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- Spring '10
- Descartes, Thing, rang Ho PHI