Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blog Break!

I'm leaving tomorrow for a professional conference in Louisville. Pictures, stories, and more - when I return.

Meanwhile, discuss:
  • Are humans essentially good or essentially bad or does it depend on their environment?


1 comment:

Dave said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, silly. But I would say that humans are essentially nothing, because they are a reflection of the essence of everything.

See also Fred Nietzsche, "The Genealogy of Morality" for a summary of his analysis of good/bad vs. good/evil. In FN's expansion on Aristotle's theme, good/bad is the morality of the powerful, and good/evil is the morality of the powerless. The church leveraged that dichotomy over a thousand years to invert the original power scheme!