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Essay heading: A Mind is A Slave of Passion
 
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Date added: April 26, 2001
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A. continues on to ask E. if he believes that living is better than knowing he is alive. E. answers that knowing he is alive is obviously the more "excellent" thing. A. replies that he believes that E. then prefers a "better life" as opposed to a "less perfect life." As they discuss this, St. Augustine's second point is revealed...
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asks E. if he "knows" what is better, he is questioning E's knowledge. Thus arises the issue, "Is knowledge a higher and purer form of life?" A?s answer is yes and he explains it: "...no one can know unless he has understanding. What else is understanding than a life brighter and more perfect through the very light of the mind?" (7...
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