Moral inversion derives from the logic of transcendence. Any statement said of whatever is transcendent implies its own negation. Our moral actions and reactions always transcend us as individuals. Morality is personally transcendent, and so moral inversion is implied. Philosophical psychology identifies certain schizophrenic characteristics of the minds of morally inverted people. Splitting, doubling and brutalization characterize morally inverted ethical cognition: making decisions based on simple associations with too few categories for reaching a rational conclusion. Arundhati Roy observes, "Human civilization means nothing to the monsters who run the world." What happens in the minds of the "monsters who run the world"? is described in Isaiah 5:20, and my essay is an analysis of this phenomena.
IDENTIFYING THE CENTRAL QUESTION
ELEMENTS OF THE QUESTION: ELABORATING THE REGION OF MEANING
PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MORALLY INVERTED INDIVIDUALS
OVERT AND COVERT COERCION
CORRECTION OF MORAL INVERSION