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The evil world soul

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For many Platonists disputes regarding the extent to which the soul is responsible for its own sinful actions are to be decided ultimately by consideration of the question of whether its sinfulness is part of its essence, or rather reaches only as far as its powers or activities. This chapter considers souls that have no part in being but are certain images, parts of the more degenerate soul that the Athenian Stranger calls "maleficent", whether they have no propensity to evil or evil exists in them also, but in a different manner. The chapter examines evil as it is in itself and its nature. It looks at the causes of evils, [to determine] whether or not all of them have one and the same cause. For some say that they do while others disagree.

Keywords: Athenian Stranger; evil; soul’s sinfulness



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