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

Tidsel tidsel at protonmail.com
Wed Feb 12 20:47:36 GMT 2020


How about treating people (and animals) like things?


‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:26 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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