According to the abstract of this article1,
... Descartes' God acts by a single immutable will for all eternity, and there is no sense in which it is possible for Him to will or to have willed anything other than what He in fact wills. ...
The description here offered suggests that God Himself can not change His will. Isn't this account contradictory with His nature? Also, regardless of this apparent contradiction, doesn't His omnipotence allow for contradictions?
Also, doesn't an immutable will imply that one can will a change in will?
This is something that has been unclear to me. It seems a number of Philosophers, in their discussion of God, have assumed, hitherto, that His nature must be describable in a manner which does not invoke contradictions. Isn't this requirement extraneous? Or, even detrimental to such an endeavor?
I may have put Descartes in the spotlight here, but this concern is not at all specific with him.
Finally, though the topic at hand discusses God, I have primarily intended for this to be viewed from a cognitive (or logical) viewpoint, rather than one religious or theological. However, I do welcome discussions making use of either of the latter.
All contributions are appreciated, thank you.
1 DAVID CUNNING (2003). Descartes on the immutability of the divine will. Religious Studies, 39 , pp 79-92 doi:10.1017/S0034412502006261