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Full Idea

Perhaps even though general things like eyes could be imaginary, still one must admit that certain other things that are even more simple and universal are true.

Gist of Idea

Even if my body and objects are imaginary, there may be simpler things which are true


René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §1.20)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.97