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Unformatted text preview: Alexandria Hurt Mr. Youngren Midterm Part II Midterm Part 2 Quote: I was being gratuitously wanton, having no inducement to evil but the evil itself. It was foul, and I loved it. I loved my own undoing. I loved my errornot that for which I erred but the error itself.- St. Augustine This quote is an excerpt from St. Augustines Confession, in which he describes an experience in his youth where he freely chooses to sin. In this quote St. Augustine reveals his inner feelings when he was stealing the pears with his comrades. He admits his wrong doing and explains why he enjoyed performing this act. Some philosophers, including Plato would disagree with this concept that St. Augustine presents. Since there are obviously two different interpretations for St. Augustines quote, the idea behind it is very much subjective. St. Augustines overall explanation for stealing the pears was basically a typical teenage excuse: he liked being bad. A lot of teens acquire a satisfaction from doing evil deeds or excuse: he liked being bad....
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course PHI 104 taught by Professor Roberteason during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '07