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DOI 10.12887/31-2018-4-124-10

Marcin T. ZDRENKA − The Fall as a Problematic Metaphor in Ethics

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The article reviews the difficulties related to the illusions created by the metaphor of the fall. A closer look reveals its complexity and hidden traps that originate ethical challenges. The difficulties in question include: the apparent identity of various types of falls, the illusion of the trajectorial model of the fall, the transparency of the process of falling, and the conviction of the dominance or exclusivity of the narrative of ‘scandal,’ understood as falling into evil. The most important ethical issues related to these illusions are: a language deficit concerning the description of ‘training in evil,’ the ineffective model of pedagogy of the final collapse, the lack of tools to exercise ourselves in vigilance before the process of falling begins, and the confrontation with the belief that the metaphor of the fall has become redundant.


Keywords: evil, fall, moral collapse, scandal


Contact: Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Fosa Staromiejska 1a, room 322, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
E-mail: Marcin.Zdrenka@umk.pl
Phone: +48 56 6113666

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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887