I decided to analyze my personal philosophy regarding good and evil. Can anyone tell me how it compares with what major philosophers or doctrines have to say about good and evil?
Humans are animals and are born neither good nor evil. "Good" behavior is generally taught or imitated. It begins with learning to follow one's parents' rules (e.g. don't hit), then society's rules. Eventually, one must learn to follow the state's rules. Empathy allows us to effectively extend goodness, caring for people on the other side of the world or even other species (generally "sentient" species). "Bad" behavior consists of either breaking the rules or knowingly doing something that hurts another individual or even another species (e.g. kicking a dog).