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  •  Bad what? (0+ / 0-)

    Definitely bad actions, i.e., actions with bad (e.g., injurious) consequences.

    Definitely bad motivations, and/or bad intentions, driving many of those bad actions (e.g., purely self-interested motives, and intentions to injure the known-to-be-innocent).

    Can't think what else would be required for there to be bad people.  

    Of course, if every action is caused by some event preceding it (from the latest brain event of the misbehaving agent, back to the big bang), then the possibility of blameworthiness (or praiseworthiness) appears problematic.

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