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The myth of evil : demonizing the enemy

Author: Phillip Cole
Publisher: Westport, Conn. Praeger, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake and the evidence that  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Cole
ISBN: 0275992160 9780275992163
OCLC Number: 1103757270
Awards: Winner of CHOICE 2007 Outstanding Academic Title 2006 (United States)
Description: viii, 256 p. 25 cm.
Contents: Terrorism, torture, and the problems of evil --
Diabolical evil, searching for Satan --
Philosophies of evil --
Communities of fear --
The enemy within --
Bad seeds --
The character of evil --
Facing the Holocaust --
Twenty-first-century mythologies.
Responsibility: Phillip Cole.
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"The abundant material available in Western history is used throughout the book to illustrate actions that the concept of evil might be thought to explain..." - The Journal of Religion "He offers a Read more...

 
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