chapter  7
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Goodness, evil and their respective psychologies

In an earlier paper ‘Good and Evil: Love and Egocentricity’ (in Dilman 2000a) I explained that there is a familiar sense of ‘good and evil’ in which what these words refer to is internal to what I called ‘moralities of love’. In other words the particular meaning of these words which interests me cannot be divorced from the perspective of such moralities. From such a perspective, love and egocentricity constitute the two poles of the human soul around which our feelings and judgements take shape.