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[78] I am aware that there have been some who placed competence among rational bases, using as illustrations cases such as, “I killed a man under orders from my general,” “I gave the votive offerings in a temple to a tyrant under compulsion,” “I deserted owing to the fact that storms or floods or ill health prevented me from rejoining.” That is to say it was not due to me, but some external cause.

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