The Idea of Evil (Hardback)
  • The Idea of Evil (Hardback)

The Idea of Evil (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 02/11/2007
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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 years * Engages with a broad range of discourses and thinkers, from Kant and the German Idealists, via Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, to Levinas and Adorno * Suggests that the concept of moral evil touches on a neuralgic point in western culture * Argues that, despite the widespread abuse and political manipulation of the term 'evil', we cannot do without it * Concludes that if we use the concept of evil, we must acknowledge its religious dimension

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405117043

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