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

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Wed Feb 12 18:54:18 GMT 2020


***___I___*** saw Cavilo as EVIL; no excuse of sociopathy was 
applicable. She was JUST PLAIN EVIL!!!

Harvey

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>On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:53 AM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>  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.
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>So maybe we need a definition of evil?
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