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Scheming is a multifaceted perversion of character that is often found in the person who has enough knowledge to understand what is good but has not inculcated the habits that would allow them to properly pursue a virtuous end. The schemer, acting from the vicious root of pride, is deluded into thinking that their self-serving ends are not only permissible but morally preferable. Scheming is defined by its five essential aspects: collusion with a capital vice, self-deception of the agent, operation from a place of vulnerability, movement of action from passion to malice, and ever-growing need for greater challenge.
Craddock, Drew E.
"Scheming: The Consulting Criminal of the Vices" Whitworth University (2023). Theology Projects & Theses.
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