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Descartes, Rene - Manifestly more reality in infinite substance than in finite

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A description of the experience

Rene Descartes – Key Philosophical Writings

For although the idea of substance is within me owing to the fact that I am substance, nevertheless I should not have the idea of an infinite substance – since I am finite – if it had not proceeded from some substance which was veritably infinite.....  I see that there is manifestly more reality in infinite substance than in finite, and therefore that in some way I have in me the notion of the infinite earlier than the finite...

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Descartes, Rene

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