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Hello: My problem is with a quote in Descartes Sixth Meditation where he writes: "Nature teaches that I am present in my body not merely in the way a sailor is present in a ship"...I'm clueless...what does he mean by this?

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Hi There,
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<br>Please read the following paragraph:
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<br>The Meditator next considers those ideas about body that he perceives only confusedly and obscurely, hoping that his knowledge that God is not a deceiver will help him further. First, he reasons that he must have a body, as nature ...

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