Descartes

Meditations on First Philosophy


First Meditation:  What Can Be Called Into Doubt

Examples of Doubt


Hypothesis of Malicious Demon
 

Second Meditation:  The Nature of the Human Mind, and How It Is Better Known than the Body

Assume that everything I see is false


Distinctions


Status at close of First Meditation:  doubting, thinking substance
 

Third Meditation:  The Existence of God

Criterion for Truth:  Clear and Distinct Idea

Argument from Origin of Idea of God


Asssessment of Argument from Origin of Idea of God