Recently, the concept and phenomenon of evil has attracted special philosophical attention in German and international discussion. However, due to the general and vague use oft he term ‘evil’, philosophers rarely distinguish between the various forms and phenomena of immorality and vices, which prevents them from analyzing the different shades and grades of evil. The research network aims to  analyze the following ten forms and phenomena of immorality, and to define a ‘map of vices,’ without seeking completeness.

  • Falsehood and self-deception
  • Envy
  • Egoism
  • Disregard and Contempt
  • Oppression and Dehumanization
  • Racism and Antisemitism
  • Betrayal
  • Instrumentalization
  • Fanatism and Terrorism
  • Moralism

The results of the network will be published in a „Handbook of Immorality“. The German version is under contract with Metzler.