MATERIALIST TENDENCY OF THE COGITO -4

is easier to know than the latter

The fact that intellectual or spiritual reality is easier to know i.e. less complex than objective material reality is one of the key elements of the gnoseology of materialism. The quasi-compulsive priority given to clarity and simplicity in Cartesian rationalism is grounded in that distance taken by the philosophical speculation toward the complexity of the material world revealed here.

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