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Single Idea 3659

[catalogued under 2. Reason / F. Fallacies / 4. Circularity]

Full Idea

I have very clearly deduced the following truths, that there is a God who is the author of all that is in the world, and who is the source of all truth.

Gist of Idea

I know the truth that God exists and is the author of truth


René Descartes (Preface to 'Principles of Philosophy' [1647], p.180)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.180