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Single Idea 2278

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 3. Problem of Evil / c. Human Error]

Full Idea

I make mistakes because the faculty of judging the truth, which I got from God, is not, in my case, infinite.

Gist of Idea

Error arises because my faculty for judging truth is not infinite


René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §4.54)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.134