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Evil as a disorderly motion

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Proclus finds all of the manifestations of evil as privation fully delineated in Plato's mythical accounts of creation and of the fall of the soul. These manifestations fall into two categories, those pertaining (a) to the body's evil and (b) to the soul's sinfulness. This chapter begins with the evil that affects the body. It calls attention at the outset to those sections of DMS where Proclus places strong emphasis on the natural differences between the evils of the soul and those of the body. Evils of the body are in all instances privations of nature resulting both from the mixture in them of dissimilar elements and "contrary form-principles". Proclus ends his analysis of evil in DMS with a response to one of the most perplexing questions related to the problem of its existence: how and through what agency can evil exist in the face of divine Providence?

Keywords: body's evil; privation; soul's sinfulness

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