CLAS221 Essay 2 - Jason Nuss 4/2/2008 Clas221 Freeble Essay...

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Jason Nuss 4/2/2008 Clas221 Freeble Essay #2 Topic 1 It is not uncommon for philosophies or ideas to change throughout time and the way that demons have been perceived is no different. Early philosophers seemed to agree on the nature of the demons but then St. Augustine gave his own thoughts on them. St. Augustine’s views have become more popular and are very similar to the more recent views of demons. Whereas, in the past, demons were viewed in a more astronomical context as in the Hermetica. Although throughout time views of demons have changed, there are many views that are agree upon by many different philosopher’s. Apuleius like many people before him such as Plato and Pythagoras said that demons or spirits were intermediaries between the gods and humans so this was not a new concept. The demons were considered to exist in the region between heaven and earth. Demons, unlike the stoics, were passionate and felt emotions. Moreover, they are believed to have minds and rationale just like human beings. The demons were known to have an eternal life as the gods
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CLAS 221 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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CLAS221 Essay 2 - Jason Nuss 4/2/2008 Clas221 Freeble Essay...

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