Last week’s violence at UC Merced, where a student stabbed four people before he was shot and killed by campus police, causes ethics columnist Andrew Fiala to consider the deeper issues behind random acts of violence, both cultural and psychological. Fiala writes, “We need to understand the seductive power of anger and aggression. And we need to remember that violence is as rare as it is stupid.”
Last week’s violence at UC Merced, where a student stabbed four people before he was shot and killed by campus police, causes ethics columnist Andrew Fiala to consider the deeper issues behind random acts of violence, both cultural and psychological. Fiala writes, “We need to understand the seductive power of anger and aggression. And we need to remember that violence is as rare as it is stupid.” Earl F. Lam III Miami Herald file illustration
Last week’s violence at UC Merced, where a student stabbed four people before he was shot and killed by campus police, causes ethics columnist Andrew Fiala to consider the deeper issues behind random acts of violence, both cultural and psychological. Fiala writes, “We need to understand the seductive power of anger and aggression. And we need to remember that violence is as rare as it is stupid.” Earl F. Lam III Miami Herald file illustration

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November 13, 2015 11:15 AM

Andrew Fiala on Ethics: Random acts of violence raise important questions about our culture

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