Only God could have placed the concept of perfection within us.

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Keywords: God, Perfection[ edit ].



“By the name of God I mean a substance that is infinite, eternal, immutable, independent, all-knowing, all-powerful, and by which I, and all other things that are (if it is true that there are any that exist) were created and produced. Now these advantages are so great and so eminent, that the more carefully I consider them, the less I am persuaded that the idea I have of them can derive its origin from me alone. And consequently it must necessarily be concluded from all that I have said before, that God exists. For, although the idea of substance is in me, even though I am a substance, I would not have the idea of an infinite substance, I who am a finite being, if it had not been put into me by some substance that was truly infinite.”

René Descartes, Metaphysical meditations, 1641.



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  • Argument againstPerfection is a mental projection

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