so criminals are different from civilized people. How so? They are usually less inhibited that regular folks. Some, even have their instincts disproportionately developed in one predilection or another. Looking at it from the lens of extroverted intuition is baffling. I was thinking what kinds of crimes are there. The first one, the very first one that comes to mind is murder. And with murder comes to mind Albert Camus's The Outsider. The ethical consequences after murder are absurd. Camus said there is only one real philosophical question and that is suicide. I'd add that there is only one real creative question: murder.
But then other crimes are also crimes. So, the next one that comes to mind is picking pockets. That is also bad. Someone might have need, some urgent, important, dire need to that money and I stole it. Then I go on and enjoy spending that money. What kind of a person does that make me? Then there are robberies. Robberies would require one to be bolder than a thief. Theft is also right there. Cheating borders between blue-collar and white-collar crimes. There might be violence, beating someone up? What crime would that constitute? What else? Kidnapping! Yes, kidnapping is interesting. Hurting the kidnapped person would take a degree of sadism in a person.
Can you think of a few other crimes? And what do you think about these crimes? Do you think they are just flat immoral acts or are there complexities involved?
Here is a joke for you to start with:
A philosopher and a writer sat in a bar drinking. The writer whined, the world has become such an evil place. What does philosophy say about that?
The philosopher answered with a question, "There is a train coming. On one track you have seven people you know and on the other two hundred you don't. Which group of people would you let die?"
The writer answered with another question, " Do I get to choose the seven?"