The philosopher and psychoanalyst Fabiano de Abreu is a student of the human mind and behavior. With a specialization in the history of ethics and morals from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, Abreu analyzed, from the perspective of philosophy and based on his studies, the seven deadly sins. The result is the author’s 5th book, called 7 deadly sins that philosophy explains, released by the publisher MF Press Global in e-book format worldwide on Amazon and Google Books.
The concepts embodied in what is known today as the seven deadly sins deal with a classification of human conditions known today as addictions, which were later used by Catholicism in order to educate followers, in order to understand and control the basic instincts of the human being and thus, from the perspective of religion, approach God. However, the concept of vices and virtues goes far beyond the religious view.
Fabiano de Abreu explains what his book consists of: “After all, are these seven deadly sins or seven personalities habitual to humanity? Our personality is shaped by the outside world. With that in mind, are these days conducive to the decline of ethics that affect morals? I address these issues in my book, where I talk about each personality of the seven in which the Catholic Church has considered capital sins and has shaped our Western ethics to reject and despise them. However, many are those who are unable to detach themselves from the portion that makes us ignorant and transcend vices and virtues ”.
The aim of the work, according to the author, is to bring up reflections that allow readers to transcend definitions and labels and evolve as people: “Only with the knowledge acquired through education will we achieve an efficient cognitive level to find not the cure, but the balance between vices and virtues for better mental and general well-being ”.