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10-28-09 Philosophy Notes (Page 1) Clear and distinct idea/perception What my understanding clearly and distinctly reveals Clear and distinct = optimum conditions of understanding; a test for the truth of any idea Clear = it’s negation produces a contradiction Distinct = no sense perception FIFTH MEDITATION essence - what makes something what it is Perception = “confused”
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Unformatted text preview: obscure (taste/smell/texture/hot/cold/color) Descartes - In order for an idea to be true, it must be both clear and distinct According to Descartes, what ideas are clear and distinct? (pg.44) shape, number, motion, size, position, duration. What kind of ideas are these ? math, science (physics) God and the triangle Pg. 46...
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