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[catalogued under 28. God / C. Proofs of Reason / 1. Ontological Proof]

Full Idea

I am not free to think of God without existence, that is, a supremely perfect being without a supreme perfection.

Gist of Idea

I cannot think of a supremely perfect being without the supreme perfection of existence

Source

René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §5.67)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.145