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Unformatted text preview: Shirae Butler PHI 1308 Briefly summarize and compare what the writers above have to say about the concupiscible power of the soul. Now that you have studied these readings, formulate a question that you have about the nature of this power. Aquinas believes the concupiscible power of the soul is apart of, but not the same as, irascible. They are both passions, but concupiscible is either good or bad, while irascible is the passion that takes in consideration how you obtain the good and bad passions. He describes it in a metaphor of an animal. It might share the same genus but the species is always unique and different. Evagrius of Pontus believes the concupiscible power of souls comes from desire. It can be positive such as love for God, or it can be negative like lust and coveting. It can lead to thoughts of gluttony, greed, or fornication. He uses the Latin negative like lust and coveting....
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