Psyche of Murder according to a crappy philosophical dude

Posted: June 6, 2014 in Century 22 Philosophy
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I recently began the book trilogy written by Stieg Larsson and so far I have only finished the first one “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”. I was seriously curious about the aspect of murder.

Murder is a crazy but normal part of life for many people. Where I grew up in Illinois murder happens every day as often and as regular as you drink your coffee when you wake for work. The concept of the first Larsson book was intriguing to say the least. ‘

If you haven’t read it, you must. The story follows a journalist and a computer hacker who partner up to solve what they thought was a murder of a wealthy man’s niece. The mystery is entangled and the surprise is to die for! Who would of thought the ending would take the turn it did?

But what makes people murder? Poverty can increase the risk of someone being a killer, but I am more curious about those who enjoy killing. What is it about them? Is it a gene passed to children from parents and activated in the child? If this is so, perhaps serial murderers could be prevented by little nanobots that would swim into the brain and turn off those genes. Google Ray Kurzweil and see what he thinks on this sort of technology! He is a very smooth-skinned old guy who thinks he will live forever. Hopefully he isn’t murdered.

Random thoughts on what makes someone murder. Love, lust, mental-illness, poverty environments, anything else?

 

 

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