The Existence of God Essay by numero uno

The Existence of God
An analysis of philosopher, Rene Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" in which he gives proof of God's existence.
# 16149 | 1,334 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2003 in Philosophy (Logic) , Philosophy (Religion)

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The paper discusses "Meditations on First Philosophy" in which philosopher Rene Descartes uses proof of God's existence to both confirm and complete his views of nature, the external world, and the validation of reason. The paper shows that Descartes' arguments in the proof of God's existence also serve to validate his views of reason and human nature.

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"As such, Cartesian dualism forms the basis for Descartes proofs of the existence of God. Both the first and second proofs of the existence of God that are discussed in this essay are firmly based in the human mind's conception of God. In the proof in the Meditations III, Descartes argues that God must exist in order to place the idea of God in the finite minds of humans. In Meditations V, Descartes argues that human ideas of the internal qualities of God, including infinity and independence, could not have originated within the human mind, and thus God must exist to create these ideas."

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