The Existence Of God Is Perfect, And If God Truly Exists Essay examples

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René Descartes was a French philosopher born in 1596. He is often thought of the “Father of Modern Philosophy”. He is also recognized for his work in mathematics, and sciences, where he created a universal method of deductive reasoning. Although he is known for all of theses, his primary field of study was in Philosophy. His most famous quote is “I think, therefore I am” (first written in French “Je pense, donc je suis”). From this quote he developed his reasoning for the existence of God. Throughout his research he discovered two trademark arguments for the existence of God. Descartes formed an ideology that God is perfect, and could never deceive us. This essay will be exploring the importance of God in the creation of life, how we use our knowledge, and if God truly exists.

In 1637 René Descartes stated “I think, therefore I am” in his Discourse on Method. He believed that if a demon would try to deceive you into thinking that it exists and you do not, you would have to exist in order for the demon to be able to deceive you. This is where the phrase comes from, if you are a thought creating human being, then you exist in the world. This is thought to be Descartes first principal. Descartes states that there is God as he describes him as “true God, in whom all the treasures of wisdom and the sciences lie hid” (AT VII 53; CSM II 37). Descartes ascertains that God is an all powerful being that created us by stating that if no one is perfect then we are created from the…

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