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  • As has been noted in our brief survey of the thought of classical antiquy, the basic ideas of good and evil have been expressed in various theories of ethics.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • So-called good and evil alike are in the mechanical contacts and reac - tions of our sense organs, in pleasure and pain.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • In its choice between them, good and evil are rightly conceived as directional, and at every level of experience men may contemplate the prospect of a higher attainment, but also face the hazard of degrada - tion.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • Manichae - ism, fusing the Zoroastrian antithesis of good and evil with the Greek dualism of reason and matter, ascribed the evil strains in human life to man's inherently cor - rupt bodily nature.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • The daily conflicts between good and evil in our character and careers are only incidents in the univer - sal war between the two creative cosmic powers.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • Thus the initial and basic dualism of good and evil in Zoroastrian theology reached its climax, not merely in an assured meliorism, but in the conviction of a finally perfect world order.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • THE Conquest wrought both good and evil to literature -- evil because the Normans thought books written in the vernacular unworthy of preservation; 3.1 good because the change brought to the country settled government, and to the church an opportunity for reformation.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • Only the syncretist period of later antiquity conceives of the world as governed by good and evil demons.

    MUSIC AS A DEMONIC ART

  • But John Stuart Mill emphasized the im - portance of distinguishing the quality of pleasures and pains in evaluating the good and evil in various pro - posed actions or experiences: “Better to be a Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.”

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

  • Reaffirming the reduction of good and evil to pleasure or happiness and pain or displeasure, modern utilitari - anism answered the old question, whose pleasure?, by an altruistic answer: the greatest happiness of the greatest number.

    PROBLEM OF EVIL

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