moral phenomena

+++    “Evil … had lost the quality by which most people recognize it—the quality of temptation.” Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, 1963 +++ “Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak.”  Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, 1985 +++ “Morality is the herd instinct in the individual.” Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882 +++ “‘As the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.’ The instinct of antipathy against an Indian grows in the backwoodsman with the sense of good and bad, right and wrong. In one…