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Unformatted text preview: The “Cartesian Circle” Uses clear and distinct ideas to prove God. Uses God to ground clear and distinct ideas. Error: Human will outpaces human reason. Error occurs when you act before you know. • Act purely deductively and you can never be deceived ♦ Only when we allow our will to acquiesce to thing before we know them clearly and distinctly to we find ourselves in error. Physical world. God as non-malevolent. Reason and the physical world Space and physical objects. Mind-Body problem: Descartes’ resolution. BODY EXYENDED MIND unextended Two types of substances in the universe • Mind and body ♦ Space and matter are the same thing ♦ Mind is completely un-extended The essence of mind is thinking ♦ Bodies are extended ♦ Animals are ‘robots’ Will vs. Intellect...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PHL 202 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at Bradley.
- Spring '10