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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 4406
Professor
svetelj
Semester
Spring

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In his original arguing, Descartes included nothing about necessary being and only referred to God. Because in class we also considered the notion of a “necessary being,” and because of my objections to Descartes’ definition of God, the argument I constructed in my paper includes a section on proving the existence of necessary beings before it proves God. My expansion of Descartes argument: P 1. If I can conceive of something (an idea) then it is possible for it to be true in at least one reality. (Test for Possibility) P 2. I can conceive of a necessary being (Conceivable) C 3. It is possible
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