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Shirae Butler PHI 1308.03 How does Aquinas define envy? Compare and contrast this to DeYoung’s definition of envy. Aquinas defines Envy as sadness over good. He explains in his answer to article one that evil has the nature of repelling good; that is why envy is evil. It repels good because a person becomes chagrined at the happiness of someone else, he says in article two, even though we are to love one’s neighbor. Because of this definition, envy is a mortal sin. Envy should not be confused with zeal which is to be saddened because one is not doing as good as a neighbor. Or to be confused with hatefulness which is to be saddened by every good thing others have. In a whole, Envy is the mortal when we are saddened at the glory of another and anything that excels our own.
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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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