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The Resource A philosophy of evil, Lars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce

A philosophy of evil, Lars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce

Label
A philosophy of evil
Title
A philosophy of evil
Statement of responsibility
Lars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
""It's normal to be evil," writes Lars Svendsen, in this latest contribution to contemporary philosophy; the problem is, we've lost the vocabulary to talk about it. Despite the overuse of the word in movies, political speeches, and news reports, "evil" is generally seen as either flagrant rhetoric or else an outdated concept: a medieval holdover with no bearing on our complex everyday reality." "In A Philosophy of Evil, however, Svendsen argues that evil remains a concrete moral problem: that we're all its victims, and all guilty of committing evil acts. Taking up this problem - how do we speak about evil? - A Philosophy of Evil treats evil as an ordinary aspect of contemporary life, with implications that are moral, practical, and above all, political. Because, as Svendsen says, "Evil should neither be justified nor explained away - evil must be fought.""--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Svendsen, Lars Fr. H.
Dewey number
170
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1405.N67
LC item number
S8413 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Norwegian literature series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Good and evil
Label
A philosophy of evil, Lars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from Norwegian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is evil and how can we understand it? -- The theology of evil -- Theodicies -- The privation theodicy -- The free will theodicy -- The Iraenean theodicy -- The totality theodicy -- History as secular theodicy -- Job's insight--beyond theodicy -- Anthropology of evil -- Are people good or evil? -- The typologies of evil -- Demonic evil -- Evil for evil's sake -- Evil's aesthetic seduction -- Sadism -- Schadenfreude -- Subjective and objective evil -- Kant and instrumental evil -- The impossibility of a "devilish" will -- The paradox of evil -- Moral rebirth -- The evil is the other--idealistic evil -- "Us" vs. "them" -- Violent individuals -- Arendt and stupid evil -- The evil and the stupid -- Radical and banal evil -- Eichmann, Hèoss, and Stangl -- Normal people and extreme evil -- Thinking as opposition -- Evil people -- The problem of evil -- Theory and praxis -- Ethics of conviction and ethics of responsibility -- Politics and violence -- Evil as a concrete problem
Control code
464580490
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781564785718
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009050785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)464580490
Label
A philosophy of evil, Lars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce
Publication
Note
Translated from Norwegian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What is evil and how can we understand it? -- The theology of evil -- Theodicies -- The privation theodicy -- The free will theodicy -- The Iraenean theodicy -- The totality theodicy -- History as secular theodicy -- Job's insight--beyond theodicy -- Anthropology of evil -- Are people good or evil? -- The typologies of evil -- Demonic evil -- Evil for evil's sake -- Evil's aesthetic seduction -- Sadism -- Schadenfreude -- Subjective and objective evil -- Kant and instrumental evil -- The impossibility of a "devilish" will -- The paradox of evil -- Moral rebirth -- The evil is the other--idealistic evil -- "Us" vs. "them" -- Violent individuals -- Arendt and stupid evil -- The evil and the stupid -- Radical and banal evil -- Eichmann, Hèoss, and Stangl -- Normal people and extreme evil -- Thinking as opposition -- Evil people -- The problem of evil -- Theory and praxis -- Ethics of conviction and ethics of responsibility -- Politics and violence -- Evil as a concrete problem
Control code
464580490
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781564785718
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009050785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)464580490

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