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Now think of the Cartesian Satan, the so-called malignus genius, as a benevolent being and not the monster that the doubting self, in its perfectionist paranoia, has been misrepresenting it to be.
Malignus destacou que Mendonca "acaba de revelar-se o romancista de primeira ordem, na sua Maraba" e reconheceu a contribuicao da obra para o enriquecimento da literatura nacional: "Finalmente, meu amigo, a literatura patria vai se avolumando aos poucos, um lugar de honra merece sem duvida a Maraba.
It is the power to fend off all the exterior things deceiving us, the exterior in its most powerful form, that of a genius malignus" (Bartuschat 1998, 21).
[Paris: Cerf, 1978], 2:173): "et malignus spiritus eundem padetem, qui aedificabatur, euertit, atque unum puerulum monachum ...
(All of these themes turn up repeatedly in the Huntington catena.) The Psalmist's discourse emphasizes dichotomies between different moral types that are commonplaces in Lollard ethical and polemical texts and especially in the Huntington catena: the faithless versus the faithful man; vir malignus versus Beatus vir; the unjust versus the just; and the rich versus the poor, these economic categories being elided in Lollard thought with the moral antithesis of unrighteousness versus righteousness.
"Augustinus--ist er der genius malignus Europas?" en KOSLOWSKI, Peter.
Absit a iocorum nostrorum simplicitate malignus interpres nec epigrammata mea scribat: inprobe facit qui in alieno libro ingeniosus est.
5.] Qui contempta ueritate presumit consuetudinem sequi, aut circa fratres inuidus est et malignus, quibus ueritas reuelatur, aut circa Deum ingratus est, inspiratione cuius ecclesia eius instruitur.
If Coleridge had attempted to restore philosophical certainty to the epistemological process by grounding human consciousness in the divine, Poe would be unwilling to disregard the possibility, worthy of Descartes' genius malignus, that the universe might be no more than an elaborate joke at the expense of humanity's desire for knowledge.
The 'Brecht' chapter presents his self-portraits and gradual move towards self-obliteration; the chapter on God traces the path out of the Protestantism of his youth towards a cynical rejection of a 'deus malignus', and finally to the 'frohlicher Atheismus' of logical empiricism.
Sunt etiam et apocrypha in malam partem vt magiae maleficae artes et haereticorum periergiae, quarum et malignus spiritus author est."
Old High German preserves forms of this class (farfluahhan and erfluahhan, "evil, malignus"), but many more from the second weak class; see the article for fluohhon in the Althochdeutsches Worterbuch, ed.