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Good and Evil

Reasons and Choosing Evil

In my previous post, I explained that we always choose something because we believe that it is good in some way and choose it for that reason. But it is obvious that people sometimes choose to do what is evil. When someone chooses to do an evil thing, that choice can be examined in two ways. If we examine the choice insofar as it is evil, the choice is irrational. If we examine the choice insofar ...

Falling Into Temptation

In a previous post, I explained that we cannot actually choose to do evil insofar as it is evil. Nonetheless, we can choose to do evil even though we know that it is evil. This is possible because of the nature of attention. Freely choosing what to attend to is both wise and necessary for rational though. Choice in attention can also be used for self-deception, allowing us to do what we know is ev...

Good vs. Evil

In my last post I described how it was possible to both know that something is wrong and yet do it anyway. This is possible even considering the fact that it is impossible to choose what is evil because it is evil. In order to close up some loose ends in the argument it is necessary to explain what the difference is between good acts that can be improved and evil acts. The difference between a goo...