PHI_Notes_1.22.08 - PHI 4/8/2008 Jose Alvarez Descartes o...

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PHI 18:28:41 Jose Alvarez Descartes o In all modern philosophy To “know” is to know causes If know means to understand something o Ideas Seems to be the image of things Inf. Being God Fin. Being self Modes + Accidents properties o Known by Light of Nature Means he knows it with absolute certainty Comes from God PUC Principle Nothing comes from nothing, everything has a cause CAP Principle Less perfect x the more perfect o Med II Self existence o Derives A criteria of truth, called the Criteria of Clarity and Distinctness This applies to CAP Cartesian Circle
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PHI 18:28:41 Jose Alvarez An era in reasoning o Proposition 1. I have an idea of a Perfect Being (PB) 2. I have an idea, nothing comes from nothing 3. So, my idea of a PB must have a cause 4. What is the cause? o Consider the CAP A. I imagined it o Says he couldn’t have imagined it because the idea of a PB is greater than
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Stanlick during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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PHI_Notes_1.22.08 - PHI 4/8/2008 Jose Alvarez Descartes o...

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