Plotinus The Good and Evil

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plotinus argues that there is no absolute evil, rather, evil is a lessening of The Good.

Submitted: May 07, 2016

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Plotinus tells us that evil is a lessening of the Good.Thus, there is no absolute evil. Instead there is only relative evil.Since existence is an important aspect of the Good, absolute evil cannot exist.  In fact, evil cannot grow beyond a certain point because the stronger evil gets, paradoxically, such evil grows weaker and starts to go out of existence.  As evil as the Soviet Union was, it eventually collapsed as a lessening of the Good.  Thus, we do not have to worry about the absolute evil which is found in the MIddle Earth of the  Lord of the Rings,  where the binding spell for magic was the evil of Sauron.


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