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Single Idea 2282

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 4. For Free Will]

Full Idea

I experience that the will or free choice I have received from God is limited by no boundaries whatever, …indeed it is so great in me that I cannot grasp the idea of any greater faculty.

Gist of Idea

My capacity to make choices with my free will extends as far as any faculty ever could


René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §4.56)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Discourse on Method/The Meditations', ed/tr. Sutcliffe,F.E. [Penguin 1968], p.136

Related Idea

Idea 17201 The will is finite, but the intellect is infinite [Spinoza]