questios from lecture
1. What are the Two Major Forms Of Evil? What criteria explain for the persistence of
mythical representations of evil?
- Two Forms = Physical and Moral
- Moral Evil conceived of as the product of free act involving human responsibility
alone. Social blame, centralized as guilt, is in face a response to an existential quality that
was initially represented as a stain infecting the human heart as if from outside. When a
superior power is replaced by the feeling of sin, we can feel that we have been seduced
by overwhelming powers.
- Each of us finds evil already present in the world and no on initiates evil but everyone
has the feeling of belonging to a history of evil.
- Strange experience of passivity, which is at the very heart of evildoing, makes us feel
ourselves to be the victims in the very act that makes us guilty.
- Physical Evil recognized as the effect of natural causes of a physical, biological, and
even social nature: sickness, which often takes the form of great epidemics ravaging
entire populations, simultaneously attacks each person in the very depths of his existence
by making him suffer and is spontaneously experiences as an aggression, at once external
and internal, coming from maleficent powers that are easily confused with those that
seduce the human