The intention of this paper will be to examine Descartes' argument for the existence of God. First, I will review Descartes' proof for the existence of God. Then, I will discuss some consequences that appear as a result of God's existence. Finally, I will point to some complications and problems that exist within the proof. Descartes' proof of the existence of God occurs in the Third Meditation. He builds his entire argument upon his proof
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a God and I can also think of a being so absolutely imperfect. Since Descartes holds that existence is a perfection, how can this idea of an absolutely imperfect being exist? So now I have an idea with an objective reality and by Descartes' rule, it must also have a formal reality. I do not see how this is possible. Descartes was obviously a man of great intelligence, but ultimately failed in proving God's existence.