Rene Descartes: Meditations On First Philosophy

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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy Descartes Meditations are intended to show God through logical reasoning. At the beginning of the book he says, “I have always thought that two issues - namely, God and the soul are chief among those that ought to be demonstrated with the aid of philosophy rather than theology.” Therefore, it can be said that Descartes is seeking the “truth” of things trough reasoning. On his first meditation, he talks about his main doubt. He noticed that affirming or denying all truth individually, would be a stupid and useless idea. Another observation that led him to doubt was the fact that he could not distinguish between being awake from being asleep. He thinks that God wants people to live in a world of

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