What Is Wrong With Descartes ' Causal Proof Of God

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What is Wrong with Descartes’ Causal Proof of God
René Descartes was born on 31 March 1596 in La Haye, France; a city which was later renamed as “Descartes” in his honor. his early life was not well documented until 1960, but it is known that he was familiar with mathematics and philosophy (Hatfield). Sometimes described as “The Father of Modern Philosophy”, not only considered a great philosopher, but also a great mathematician, contributed greatly for both areas – Cartesian geometry, for instance, was named in his honor (Norman 19). In his Meditations, Descartes uses a causal argumentation to prove the existence of a perfect being, who he considers to be God; these conclusions are controversial, since problems can be found in the arguments used (Hartfield). Based on the arguments used to draw his conclusions, this essay is going to discuss some apparent flaws in Descartes’s causal proof of God.
In “Meditations,” Descartes discusses the false beliefs he held during his life, and in order to eliminate them, attempts to deconstruct all of his knowledge and reinvent it with a solid foundation made only with what is absolutely true. For this, he would deconstruct everything he perceived as true, starting from his senses (“A Posteriori”, or, according to Baehr, something that needs proper justification through experience), to mathematics (“A Priori”, or, according to Baehr, something that can be known without experiencing) and finally reaching the fundamental truth. Also
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