Evaluating Descartes, Meditations

What’s novel about Descartes is this:
1. The source of wrong belief (evil) is that my will over-extends my understanding.
2. Doubt reins in my will to what is clear and distinct, so that I only act on my understanding.
3. In this way, wrong belief (and evil) are overcome.
4. The assumption is that we should have certainty in our beliefs, God would want that for us.

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