The Positive Function of Evil (Hardback)
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The Positive Function of Evil (Hardback)

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Hardback 185 Pages / Published: 10/06/2009
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This collection explores the controversial and perhaps even abject idea that evils, large and small, human and natural, may have a central positive function to play in our lives. For centuries a concern of religious thinkers from the Christian tradition, very little systematic work has been done to explore this idea from the secular point of view.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230219557
Number of pages: 185
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm


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"An unusual and stimulating collection. The presence of evil in our world, so often discussed from a religious viewpoint, is here tackled from a largely secular perspective. The papers open up a fascinating array of ethical and psychological questions about the human moral predicament."

- John Cottingham

"It is perhaps no surprise that the country which gave the world the Truth and Reconciliation Commission should also play host to creative and unorthodox work in moral philosophy. Welcome evidence of the fact comes in the shape of this stimulating volume of essays, which explore various aspects of the question whether human life is made better by the presence in it of evil."

- Edward Harcourt, University of Oxford, UK

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