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

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 18:26:11 GMT 2020


A definition of evil?  Hmmm...that's a good one.  Quite a few of the finest
minds the human race has had have had a tough time with that one.

If I was to take a shot at it myself, I would say that evil consists in
deliberately hurting other people without provocation or extreme
necessity.

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 10:38 AM Tidsel <tidsel at protonmail.com> wrote:

>
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> 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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