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Author QuotedGeorges Poulet
Title QuotedStudies in Human Time
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/05/01
ImprintBaltimore : Johns Hopkins Press. 1956
QuotationThree dreams of Descartes are central in his philosophy. They have a religious importance. The God of Descartes is absolute reality, timeless, simple, instantaneous action, breaking through into the conscious like a thunder clap [Note 3: Merton's reference to Descartes comes from Georges Poulet, Studies in Human Time (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1956), 50-72.]
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 92
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