Summary Of Rene Descartes On Existence Of God

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Analysis on 3rd meditation of Rene Descartes on Existence of God
In his third meditation, named “The existence of God”, Descartes proves that God exist and the only cause of our clear and distinct perception is God, who is not a deceiver. In previous meditations Descartes proved that he is a thinking thing, he exists, but now he is still in doubt and is asked by questions like where his existence came from, where his ideas or thoughts came from, why they appear in his mind. The raising so many questions makes me think too as a reader and imbued in Descartes’ thinking. That 's why I chose this argument to clarify and explain the chain of his thoughts and how he came to the conclusion about the existence of God.
Before making any decisions about the existence of God, you must first determine where this idea of God came from and what we mean by it. Descartes shares an idea that nothing can be interpreted as truly existing, until one knows for sure that it is so (). It is important to identify sources of information from which one receives knowledge about things around him/her. Sources of information may be inner or outer. Inner source of information is one’s personal perception on things, while outer sources are represented by nature and physical state of things. Through the information that we receive either from inner or outer sources, we as human beings, have clear image of something named ideas. It is so, because Descartes believed that people would not have random ideas
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