Rosenbaum, Ron
October 2010
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Oct2010, Issue 206, p38
The article reflects on whether mass murderers and serial killers can be considered as people without conscience. It says that psychologists contend that psychos suffer from a disease and not from evil, which is the reason why they have poor impulse control unlike normal people. Meanwhile, the author argues that some people are culpable in leaving the door open for evil. He also emphasizes that abandoning the concept of evil is like abandoning free will because it is a problem that cannot be reduced to organic dysfunction.


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