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Wickedness : a philosophical essay

Author: Mary Midgley
Publisher: London ; and New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk edView all editions and formats
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To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Midgley
ISBN: 9780415253987 0415253985 9781138127012 1138127019
OCLC Number: 955666488
Description: xvi, 232 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Mary Midgley.

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To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity.

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' I have now read the book twice, not because it is difficult (on the contrary it reads with the ease and elegance of Bertrand Russell), but because it is so stimulating.' - Brian Masters, The Read more...

 
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