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Unformatted text preview: DeYoung defines envy as resentment of another’s good gifts because they are superior to his or her own. She goes on to say, it is similar to covetousness in that they want something belonging to another. They don’t want the same as someone else; they want to take away the exact gift someone has and keep it for themselves. This separates the two from greed. But where coveters are more focused on objects, enviers target internal qualities that focus on honor or status. They are worried about their selves in comparison. They would be happy if their neighbor lost their good, even if it did not benefit them in any way. Envy does desire objects when the object symbolizes a high position. It’s all about having the superior image....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course PHI 1308 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.
- Spring '07