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QUOTE (René Descartes) – Mar 31

March 31, 2015

Portrait of René Descartes, dubbed the "F...

“So there remains only the idea of God; and I must consider whether there is anything in the idea which could not have originated in myself. By the word ‘God’ I understand a substance that is infinite, independent, supremely intelligent, supremely powerful, and which created both myself and everything else (if anything else there be) that exists. All these attributes are such that, the more carefully I concentrate on them, the less possible that they could have originated from me alone. So from what has been said it must be concluded that God necessarily exists.”
~ René Descartes

In honor of René Descartes, often credited as the “Father of Modern Philosophy”, who was born on this day in 1596.

Resources:
This Day in History for 31st March
René Descartes (1596—1650)
René Descartes QUOTES

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner.


  2. Amen!


  3. Reblogged this on Nothing Gilded, Nothing Gained–Books & Writing at Middlemay Farm and commented:
    Food for thought.


    • Thanks for the reblog!


  4. Think the Greeks were closer to truth before Aristotle and Plato wrote about “substance,” but you present your ideas effectively. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My About Page explains a little about where I am…


  5. I’ve seen his Tomb in the Cathedral St. Germaine in Paris. No wonder he has such a place of honor there.



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