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A name given to certain forms of pantheism, or to a philosophy of pessimism, like that of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). It is the belief that the world is somehow identified with the devil, as the "prince of this world" (John 12:31). (Etym. Greek pan, all + Hebrew satan, an adversary, enemy.)
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