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Edwards, Paul, (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, New York: Macmillan and the Free Press, 1967. Medieval Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary. Green-Pedersen and Pinborg 1978) questions on Priscian minor (ed. It is this disordered desire that motivates us to do evil: He writes, When the miser prefers his gold to justice, it is through no fault of the gold, but of the man; and so with every created thing.

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