Earlier, however, he notes that Murdoch never wholly abandoned the concept of Original Sin, nor did she concur with the Buddhist view that evil is "in a vital sense unreal, our original nature pure and awake." For her as for Simone Weil, goodness was "essentially counternatural
It is also a standard that we can use to judge this or that development or terminus ad quem as natural, unnatural, or counternatural
. When progressive domination over nature becomes an end in itself, we fall back into purely natural process (Naturwuchsigkeit).