Chapter 5 Discussion

I found the most interesting part of this chapter to be the idea that if Descartes could imagine a "perfect" god then a perfect god must exist. Descartes is saying that if we are even capable of imagining something to be "perfect" than that something must be possible or why else would we be capable of imagining it. I agree with Descartes here that if we are capable of imagining something to be perfect then the only possible thing that could be perfect would be a god. This makes sense to me because I believe that there is reason for why a lot of things are the way they are. For instance, it wouldn’t make sense to be able to imagine something of perfection if it wasn’t actually possible, I feel like there is some sort of purpose behind the idea.

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Another area of the chapter that I found interesting was the quote by Confucius, "If one learns from others but does not think one will be bewildered. If, on the other hand, one thinks but does not learn from others, one will be in peril." This quote really makes a lot of sense to me because of how it defines that the most important part of knowledge is it being part of a balance. For example, taking the advice from friends many times can be very useful but if that is the only advice that you consider even above your ...

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