Ideas from 'unfinished dialogue' by René Descartes [1649], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Rationalists' by Cottingham,John [OUP 1988,0-19-289190-1]].

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3. Truth / D. Coherence Truth / 1. Coherence Truth
All items of possible human knowledge are interconnected, and can be reached by inference
                        Full Idea: All the items of knowledge that lie within the reach of the human mind are linked together with a marvellous bond, and can be derived from each other by necessary inferences.
                        From: René Descartes (unfinished dialogue [1649])
                        A reaction: It does seem that God ought to be able to infer all empirical facts from first principles. But how do you get started?