The Many Cute Faces of Evil

The Many Faces of Evil

With regard to the nature of evil, it should be observed that evil is of three kinds — physical, moral, and metaphysical.

Physical evil includes all that causes harm to man, whether by bodily injury, by thwarting his natural desires, or by preventing the full development of his powers, either in the order of nature directly, or through the various social conditions under which mankind naturally exists.

By moral evil are understood the deviation of human volition from the prescriptions of the moral order and the action which results from that deviation.

Metaphysical evil is the limitation by one another of various component parts of the natural world.

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