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Thomas Dormandy - 2006 - 547 pages
|This riveting book takes the reader around the globe and through the centuries to discover how different cultures have sought to combat and treat physical pain.|
|article 4. is physical pain the supreme evil ? the fourth point: i. It would seem that |
sorrow is the supreme evil. For the opposite of the best is the worst, as Aristotle
says.1 But there is a pleasure that is the supreme good, viz. that which constitutes
|Saint Augustine claimed that the greatest evil is physical pain. Thankfully, over |
time we have developed many medications and other therapies that help to
alleviate this evil. However, it's no secret that despite significant advances in pain
|Physical suffering is not the greatest evil and even may be voluntarily accepted in |
view of a greater moral or spiritual good. But neither is it something to be desired
in itself as the healing ministry of Christ in the gospel clearly indicates. If pain ...
|The term also includes natural processes of birth, aging, death, and each |
involving physical pain, deep agony and misery. Further, "evil", in a very general
manner, signifies essential limitations of existing beings, also who either live or
live by ... "evil". This has caused and shall cause great suffering in the ecological
|Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain? - |
Aeschylus The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on
the same scales. - Aesop The greatest evil is physical pain. - Augustine, St. The
|Aeschylus (BC 525–456) Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of the inner forces |
which rule the individual's instinct for self-preservation. ... St. Augustine echoed
this sentiment stating, ''the greatest evil is physical pain.'' The concept of pain as ...
|And it is certainly, in a moral sense, but a very gross account of good and evil, |
and even in a physical sense it will not bear ... but pain, as we have shown, both
morally and physically, is frequently productive of very great good to mankind.
|Evil to me, then, is inevitably and exclusively that which causes or is expected to |
cause pain, either sensational or emotional. ... Thus considering evil objectively,
we are not able to discover any distinction between the moral and the physical. ...
Having thus ascertained what evil itself is, according to the best of our ability, we
may pursue a little farther this question of moral 1 Chrirtian Doctrine of Sin, p.
|In the worst case scenario, you may become crazy enough to look for someone to |
kill, in order to assign blame. A person will ... This would be their end all
approach for the trappings of evil and the destruction from pain that is being done
in their lives. We would label ... The physical pain is being witnessed by the
person as the body drives this viewpoint of him and his body as if being his body.
The pain in ...