Philosophy 32 Possible Quiz #4 (for Meditation IV)

1. What does it mean to say that error is a privation? How is this relevant to God's involvement in the world?




2. How are the intellect and the will mismatched, according to Descartes, and how is this relevant to explaining the possibility of error?




3. How does Descartes respond to the suggestion that God could have given the intellect only clear and distinct perceptions, and thus prevented error?




4. At the end of the Fourth Meditation, how does Descartes prove the clarity and distinctness as criteria of truth?