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Evil : a philosophical investigation

Author: Luke Russell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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When asked to describe wartime atrocities, terrorist acts, and serial killers, many of us reach for the word 'evil'. But what does it really mean? Luke Russell defends a new account of the nature of evil action and persons. Although the concept of evil is extreme and often misused, it has a legitimate place in contemporary secular moral thought.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, Luke.
Evil.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Russell
ISBN: 9780191780790 0191780790 9780191021206 0191021202
OCLC Number: 890250541
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 236 pages .)
Contents: 1. The Secular Moral Concept of Evil ; 2. Evil Action ; 3. Evil, Extremity, and Incomprehensibility ; 4. Thick and Thin Accounts of Evil Action ; 5. Assessing Thick and Thin Accounts ; 6. Conceptual Pluralism about Evil Action ; 7. Aggregative Accounts of Evil Personhood ; 8. Dispositional Accounts of Evil Personhood ; 9. Evil Feelings ; 10. Evil and Explanation ; 11. Doing Away with Evil? ; Bibliography ; Index
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