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Interconnections

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780198235804
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604058 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198235801.003.0006
 Interconnections

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The structural similarities between the different vices means that there will be overlaps between them, or that those in the grip of one of these vices should also naturally be exposed to another. One example is the relation between resentment and envy. The resentful and the envious share feelings of impotence and of hostility towards others. These are miserable feelings, and suffering them will reinforce both their sense of failure and their vengeful attitude towards the world. The avaricious, envious, proud, and resentful can all be said to be inordinate in their desire to have a certain position for themselves secured or maintained. Covetousness is a prominent component of lust and gluttony, and thus be that which links these to the other vices.

Keywords: vice; resentment; envy; pride; covetousness; lust; gluttony

Chapter.  7181 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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