In accordance with the same line of thought, imperfect states, although called perversions, are regarded by Aristotle as the result rather of misconception and ignorance than of perverse will.
Aristotle is content to call existing constitutions perversions of the true form.
Or a more general division into two parts may be adopted; the first (Books I - IV) containing the description of a State framed generally in accordance with Hellenic notions of religion and morality, while in the second (Books V - X) the Hellenic State is transformed into an ideal kingdom of philosophy, of which all other governments are the perversions
Hesiod's father (whose name, by a perversion
of "Works and Days",
Don't you know,' said Miss Monflathers, 'that it's very naughty and unfeminine, and a perversion
of the properties wisely and benignantly transmitted to us, with expansive powers to be roused from their dormant state through the medium of cultivation?
I saw in this, that I, too, was tormented by a perversion
of ingenuity, even while the prize was reserved for me.
Very much indeed of what we call moral education, he said, is such an artificial modification and perversion
of instinct; pugnacity is trained into courageous self-sacrifice, and suppressed sexuality into religious emotion.
The evil lies yet deeper: in her total ignorance, unsuspiciousness of there being such feelings; in a perversion
of mind which made it natural to her to treat the subject as she did.
Besides," he said, pursuing his argument in his tone of light- hearted conviction, "if I don't go anywhere for pain--which would be a perversion
of the intention of my being, and a monstrous thing to do--why should I go anywhere to be the cause of pain?
Bulstrode's course up to that time had, he thought, been sanctioned by remarkable providences, appearing to point the way for him to be the agent in making the best use of a large property and withdrawing it from perversion
Sedley was well, and to shake hands with an old friend; and, he added, with a desperate perversion
of truth, "My mother is very well--that is, she's been very unwell, and is only waiting for the first fine day to go out and call upon Mrs.
My line of inquiry would appear to him an awful perversion
Strange as it may seem too, there is undoubtedly a degree of protection in the wig and gown - a dismissal of individual responsibility in dressing for the part - which encourages that insolent bearing and language, and that gross perversion
of the office of a pleader for The Truth, so frequent in our courts of law.
But as high-school graduation approaches, the secret perversions
of his bishop are uncovered and tear at the fabric of his life and faith.
Since the drive approach to understanding perversion
developed by Freud (1905; 1910; 1919; 1924a; 1924b; 1927), there has been a great deal of psychoanalytic interest in understanding the perversions