Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Huffington Post: The Problem With Deeming Someone "Evil"

The basic question is whether the one doing evil perceives himself/herself as such. The challenge is that there is a great difference in how to relate to one who, on some level, recognizes his/her actions as evil and one who does not -- even perceiving them as, in fact, good. I expressed my thoughts further on this in my latest Huffington Post blog: The Problem With Deeming Someone "Evil"

My original title for the post, btw, was 'Determining Good and Evil' but it was changed by the editors. (I leave it to you to decide which title is better.)

Please feel free to comment here or there.

Rabbi Ben Hecht

1 comment:

Rabbi Rich Wolpoe said...

The Fundamentals of Education: Introduction - page 1
http://www.socraticmethod.net/socratic_essay_nature_of
_human_evil.htm

«Socrates believed that nobody willingly chooses to do wrong»

The issue according to Socrates is “ignorance”, ignorance or
proper moral teachings or whatever.