[LMB] All things are contained in Bujold...

Tidsel tidsel at protonmail.com
Wed Feb 12 16:36:38 GMT 2020


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On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:53 AM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know if Commander Cavilo would qualify as outright evil. She
> struck me more as sociopathic. To her, other people---whether it was
> Randall (the commander of her force before she usurped power), Miles,
> Gregor, her own soldiers---were objects to be manipulated for her amusement
> or gain.
>
> I've heard sociopathy described as like being color-blind. Basically, they
> just lack empathy to a scale most people can't understand. And not all
> sociopaths are serial killers. Far from it. Cavilo could have been a
> high-functioning sociopath all her life.

So maybe we need a definition of evil?



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