Local anaesthesia, the increase of the evil through emotional impoverishment

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4 (2):161-169 (2001)
Abstract
Evil should be characterised as a specific constellation, which results from destructive connections between individual activities and systemic influences. The article shows some important aspects of the structure of evil and prefers the terms of wickedness and obscene coincidences to describe its own character. Therefore, also the division between rationality and affectivity appears as inadequate, because evil has on the one side an intrinsic attractiveness for individuals and is on the other side in modern societies more and more a product of a rationality, which is free from passion. Especially the emotional impoverishment is responsible for the increase of evil, which is demonstrated by two examples. Based on Paul Ricoeur, the evolution of malum can be developed by a short analyse of the relationship between Ethics and Emotions.
Keywords emotional impoverishment  evil  intrinsic attractiveness  locations  obscene coincidences  wickedness
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DOI 10.1023/A:1011443505566
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