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Single Idea 2269

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

I understand by the name "God" a certain substance that is infinite, independent, supremely intelligent and supremely powerful, and created me along with everything that exists.

Gist of Idea

God the creator is an intelligent, infinite, powerful substance


René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §3.45)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.123