Once Rene Descartes had so famously whittled the sum of all true statements he could make about his world down to "Cogito ergo sum," (you know.. "I think, therefore I am") he used this premise to build his world anew.

Descartes first argues that God exists because he can conceive of a being more perfect than himself, and then that what he perceives clearly and distinctly must be true, as a perfect being - God - would not deceive him. Unlike the rest of Descartes' very methodical proposition, this last logical step leaves much to be desired in terms of intuitive appeal and evidence provided by Descartes to back it up. It could be said to be one of the greatest flaws in his most famous work.

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