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he will never bring it about that I am nothing so long as I think that I am something. So after considering everything very thoroughly, I must finally conclude that
conjectures. The Sixth Meditation In his Sixth Meditation, which is titled "Of the Existence of Things Material, and of the Real Distinction Between the Mind and Body of Man,"
He discusses this in terms of its truth even in the face of the omnipotent, evil demon (Descartes, 1995). He basically says that the demon cannot make him nothing as
"As I desired to devote myself wholly to the . . . search for truth, I thought that I should . . . reject as absolutely false anything of which
proves what science cannot. It goes beyond science in a sense. Descartes searches for a way to classify things and express them and is not really looking for answers
thing that thinks" (Descartes, 2001). He affirms that he is a thinking being who is capable of doubt and affirmation, denial and knowledge. He is certain that he thinks and
are here or there, or they do not. Yet, the question at hand is that even if one accepts Descartess premise that does not necessarily mean that no level of
doubt or "method of systematic doubt," which was comprised of sense doubt, dream doubt and demon doubt. This was Descartes way of distinguishing between real and unreal, or perhaps
acknowledges the fact that at times he acknowledges the truth and reality of a tangible thing, or an emotion or a feeling and then later he finds out that his
"innate, some adventitious and others to be formed (or invented)" by himself, as he reasons that he has the "power of understanding...from no other source than my own nature" (Descartes).
is not alone in this idea. One can say that there are flaws in Descartes theorems. At the same time, Rene Descartes is a noted philosopher and had been a
of the idea of God (also infinite reality) and therefore God exists. His stepped process of deductive reasoning begins with the assumption "Ex
something in ones understanding and actually believing that this something exists. For example, one can conceive of UFOs, but still not believe that they exist. Given this concept, Anselm