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What is Evil? Why are we so interested in it?

It’s hard to anticipate, to accept. The idea that you could actually know someone evil. That happens to other people, right? But there I was, staring at the photo in the newspaper of my former classmate, clad in the orange prison jumpsuit in front of the judge. The headline described the whole lurid affair: Eighth

Aristotle’s Virtue For Some

We learn equally from those who were right as from those who were wrong. We cherry pick ancient ideas, forcing us to choose what we believe is morally and ethically correct. Other concepts, however, are cast aside with appropriate disgust. This is true for Aristotle, who enormously contributed to human knowledge and western thought, and

Of Ancient Bondage

By Ben Potter “Jove takes half the goodness out of a man when he makes a slave of him”. Homer was quick to recognize the terror and inhumanity of slavery. And he used it as a powerful tool to stoke the drama of his epic: “tears will break forth anew for he who would have