Notes on Descartes’s 4th Meditation

Notes on Descartes’s 4th Meditation - Notes...

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Notes on Descartes’s 4 th Meditation -very small amount truly known of corporeal things -far more known regarding the mind and God -his idea of mind (thinking thing, no extension, depth, length) far clearer than idea of any corporeal thing -also has clear and distinct idea of God (since he is incomplete and dependent, must be complete and independent thing) -as well as God’s existence because he has this idea -obvious and undeniable -now sees a way to progress in contemplation of God (in God, all knowledge of sciences and wisdom) -to begin: -God cannot deceive -gave him faculty of judgment -being given by God, cannot be deceiving -when used properly, cannot be mistaken -but then he would never be able to make a mistake -God gave no faculty for erring, cannot be cause for error/falsity -I am capable of errors -then what is their cause? -two things before him: -real and positive idea of God (perfection) -negative idea of nothingness (that is furthest from perfection) -I am the middle ground between being and non-being, God and nothingness
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