Meditation Three Descartes Argument Analysis
But, conversely, how could we be blameworthy for a faulty faculty of judgement given to us by God? Surely God could have made us insusceptible to error, and it seems that a world without error would be preferable and more perfect. This paper will first explicate Descartes ' explanation of how errors occur and then proceed to consider his argument that humans are to be held accountable, despite God having to ability to prevent error. It will be contended that the success of this argument depends on a strong conceptual link between existence and goodness, as well as a clarification of Descartes ' concurrentism.
Descartes identifies contention between the fact that God, being no deceiver, would not have created him with a faculty of judgement that goes astray when properly utilized and the fact that errors are still made. He distinguishes between the “real