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Single Idea 3636

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

Full Idea

God is not to be blamed for giving puny man a faculty of judging that is too small to cope with everything, but we may still wonder why our judgement is uncertain, confused and inadequate even for the few matters he did want us to decide upon.

Gist of Idea

God didn't give us good judgement even about our own lives


comment on René Descartes (Meditations [1641], §4.58) by Pierre Gassendi - Objections to 'Meditations' (Fifth) 314

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Meditations on First Philosophy etc.', ed/tr. Cottingham,John [CUP 1986], p.91