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    Difficulty with Descartes' Meditations

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    If anyone out there understands the meaning of this sentence I need your help: "The cause of an idea must have at least as much formal reality as the idea has objective reality."....please decipher this for me...if you can, thank you for your time.

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    Hi there,
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    <br>Here is a start on this very good question. I don't know how much detail you want, so I'm going to keep it fairly straightforward.
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    <br>Remember that D. has essentially 'tabled' God since he couldn't be sure anything existed, let alone God. Moroever, in the first meditation D. wasn't sure if God was deceiving him, but then ...

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    Descartes' Meditations are interpreted.

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