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Cartesian Idea of God as the Infinite

Filozofia, 67 (2012), 4, 282-290.
Typ článku: State

The paper discusses presuppositions of the so-called trademark argument for the existence of God presented by René Descartes (1596 – 1650) in his Meditations on First Philosophy. The author explores the interpretation of Descartes’s idea of God as the infinite that provides a response to a difficult philosophical and theological question: How can the human mind obtain a coherent idea of God, whose infinite and transcendent greatness reaches beyond reason? I propose a conceptual distinction to defend the Cartesian thesis, namely, that it is possible to have a clear and distinct idea of the infinite, while consistently sustaining the negative theological element of God as ultimately incomprehensible.

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Philosophy of religion, God, Idea of infinity

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