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Assignment #1: Reading Selection from Descartes Discourse on the Method

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Perdita SimonColeman
Professor: Dr. Trenace Richardson
HUM 112—World Cultures 11
Strayer University, Rockville MD
May 3, 2013

Assignment# 1: Reading Selection from Descartes Discourse on the Method

Based on my reading on the meditation of the first philosophy, Descartes tries to prove the existence of God in the third meditation. To my understanding, he came up with several premises that eventually add up to a solid argument. Descartes ask, himself lots of questions. The first one was does God exist?.

In a nut shell, Descartes arrives at another confirmation of God’s existence by way of mathematics. Descartes notes, the certainty with geometers can prove facts, such as the fact that the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees. Therefore, he recognizes that the existence is as much an essential part of proving that there is three triangles and three holy spirit all in one God.
Descartes stated that people have difficulty with these proofs, because they rely solely on their senses and imagination. He also states that the existence of God can only be understood by reason and faith.

Hence, the surprise for me would be, based on the question of God’s existence: it turned out to be a very debatable and controversial topic. Descartes, touched on many of these doubts regarding the question, most of which, is just as certain as proving a triangle equation. Most of these doubts can be cleared with the acknowledgement of God’s existence. The Bible is a good way to clarify the perceptions of God. Most times, we misunderstand when our reason are not clear and we rely mainly on our imagination.

References Sayre, H. M. (2012). The Humanities: Culture, continuity and change, volume 2(2nd ed.).…...

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