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GOD Descartes in meditation three states his reasoning for the existence of God The concept he uses to justify the existence of God is that God is so unique that to have the ability to think of a being of infinite power and wisdom must mean that that being exists The idea is that something of less complexity our minds or are being in general cant produce the idea of something more complex God or a God like being This concept doesnt coincide with my inability to justify the existence of God through logic To understand Descartes justification for the existence of God one must first have some general idea of Descartes philosophy In particular first we should examine the way in which Descartes describes or classifies thoughts and other mental processes Descartes associates ideas with our concept of objects or images Our concept of things like trees houses books etc These things are familiar to us and have a definite form that can be recalled Descartes also has another classification of thoughts for those that go beyond the simple familiar concept that we have of them These are other thoughts that cant be classified as simple ideas These are things like fear or love This classification of thoughts also includes things like denial or affirmation According to Descartes these thoughts are classified as affections or judgements There are many things that Descartes feels can be attributed to these different classifications of thought with absolute certainty The first and most substantial attribute that can be assigned to ideas is the simple fact that they cannot be false They cannot properly speaking be false for whether I imagine a goat or chimera it is not less true that I imagine the one or the other clearly states how Descartes denies the possibility of falsity in ideas This is not to say that he thinks all ideas are real or that one cannot
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