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The many faces of evil : historical perspectives

Author: Amélie Rorty
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
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The first anthology to present the range of the forms of evil, from vice, sin, cruelty and crime to disobedience and wilfulness. The readings are drawn from an array of perspectives and each one is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Anthologies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amélie Rorty
ISBN: 0415242061 9780415242066 041524207X 9780415242073
OCLC Number: 45437279
Description: xviii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From disobedience to disorder : The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead: The soul meets its judges ; The Book of Genesis/The Book of Exodus: Divine prohibitions ; Thucydides: War and revolution ; Theophrastus:Grotesque shamelessness ; Seneca: Anger as social disruption ; Gnostics: The war between darkness and light --
pt. 2. From sin to vice : St. Augustine: The discoveries of guilt and divine benevolence ; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali: There is no evil in Allah's perfect world ; Peter Abelard: Sin moves inward ; Moses Maimonides: Divine rationality and moral character ; Pope Innocent III: On the misery of the human condition ; St Thomas Aquinas: On evil ; Dante Alighieri: The suffering of the damned ; Geoffrey Chaucer: The seven deadly sins --
pt. 3. Evil as willfulness : Martin Luther: Flesh against spirit ; John Calvin: Human corruption ; John Milton: The voice of Satan ; Jonathan Edwards: Sinners in the hand of an angry God --
pt. 4. The cruel face of justice : Niccolò Machiavelli: A prince's virtue, timely ruthlessness ; Thomas Hobbes: The natural condition of mankind, every man is enemy to every man ; Samuel Butler: Varieties of malice and corruption --
pt. 5. The irrationality of waywardness : G.W. von Leibniz: The justice of God and the problem of evil ; Bernard Mandeville: Private vice, public benefits ; Voltaire: Conscience and original sin ; J.-J. Rousseau: Social corruption ; Immanuel Kant: The rational will overcomes base inclinations --
pt. 6. The romanticism of evil : Marquis de Sade: Murdering nature ; J.W. von Goethe: Mephistopheles speaks ; William Blake: Shame is pride's cloak ; Nathaniel Hawthorne: Dreams of evil ; Charles Baudelaire: The sweetness of evil ; Arthur Schopenhauer: On the vanity and suffering of life ; Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond good and evil --
pt. 7. The banality of evil: the cruelty of everyday life : Fyodor Dostoevsky: Ivan speaks of human cruelty ; Friedrich Engels: Barbarous indifference ; Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud: Why are there wars? ; Hannah Arendt: The banality of evil, failing to think ; Michael Stocker: On desiring the bad ; Amélie Rorty: How to harden your heart, six easy ways to become corrupt ; Amos Oz: On degrees of evil --
pt. 8. Conflict, immorality and crime : G.E.M. Anscombe: War and murder ; Michael Walzer: Political action, the problem of dirty hands ; Jean Hampton: The nature of immorality ; The model penal code: Criminality ; Diagnostic statistical manual IV: Sociopathology.
Responsibility: edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.
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