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Idea of Evil

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ISBN-10: 1118346300

ISBN-13: 9781118346303

Edition: 2012

Authors: Peter Dews

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This timely book by philosopher Peter Dews explores the idea of evil, one of the most problematic terms in the contemporary moral vocabulary.Surveys the intellectual debate on the nature of evil over the past two hundred yearsEngages with a broad range of discourses and thinkers, from Kant and the German Idealists, via Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, to Levinas and AdornoSuggests that the concept of moral evil touches on a neuralgic point in western cultureArgues that, despite the widespread abuse and political manipulation of the term ‘evil’, we cannot do without itConcludes that if we use the concept of evil, we must acknowledge its religious dimension
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.49" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Abbreviations vi
Kant: The Perversion of Freedom
Fichte and Schelling: Entangled in Nature
Hegel: A Wry Theodicy
Schopenhauer and Nietzsche: Suffering from Meaninglessness
Levinas: Ethics � l'Outrance
Adorno: Radical Evil as a Category of the Social