The Projection of the Perfection Paradox
In René Descartes’s Discourse on Method, “seeking the true method for arriving at knowledge” (p. 10) is the goal in which he states in the beginning of discourse. With that end in mind, by analyzing proofs that Descartes finds it can be seen if this was achieved. The proof that God exist is a defining moment in the discourse since God is continually referenced for origin of true knowledge. The reference to God does not only set the stage for further proofs on knowledge, but as the original truth, all of what Descartes finds real can be related back to God. This idea will be key in order to keep the excising of the method going when Descartes falls stagnant when relating to the external world (p. 19). Nevertheless, his two proofs of the existence of God affect the entire discourse either logical or structurally. His reasoning for the both proofs is in someway exposed to either an assumption or a logical mistake. While the need for two proofs reflects negatively on the way the theme is structured through out the entire discourse. Inherently, the way these issue are dealt with will show the proficiency of Descartes ‘s method. God’s existence is a fundamental idea in the Discourse on Method, since Descartes’s method is unsuccessful to prove this idea with out any error; the entire message of the discourse suffers.
Descartes’s method, as shown in part two, is set up to ensure that he is conducting his reasoning with the most