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Single Idea 2277

[catalogued under 29. Religion / F. Problem of Evil / 3. Human Error]

Full Idea

Since God does not wish to deceive me, he assuredly has not given me a faculty of judgement with which I could never make a mistake, when I use it properly.

Gist of Idea

Since God does not wish to deceive me, my judgement won't make errors if I use it properly

Source

René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §4.54)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.133