SEE NO EVIL BECAUSE THERE IS NO EVIL…

January 19th, 2018

I’ve said before that evil, like cold and dark, is an absence rather than a presence. Reading Massimo Picliucci’s How To Be A Stoic, has led me to explore another possibility that evil isn’t even an absence of good, but rather an ignorance.

The Stoics held that people don’t really do evil but simply have misguided views of the world that sometimes lead them to do awful things… p. 25

From How To Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy To Live A Modern Life by Massimo Picliucci

This provides, I think, a good response to the question: Why do good people act badly?

Previously…

Found in my electronic chapbook.

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