The Psychopath Next Door

Is there a spectrum of human evil that ranges from simply annoying to absolutely wicked?

Thursday, October 17th

How do we classify human evil? What are the categories and symptoms by which we diagnose someone as genuinely evil? What is the difference between good people acting badly and genuinely bad people who can fake goodness? This is a conversation about the intersection of sickness and evil, and between the categories of normal and abnormal. Do such distinctions even make sense if we see human evil along a graded scale rather than in black and white categories?