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The myth of evil

Author: Phillip Cole
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.
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A philosophical history of the concept of evil in western culture. 'Evil is something to be feared, and historically, we shall see, it is the enemy within who has been seen as representing the most intense evil of all - the enemy who looks just like us, talks like us, and is just like us.' The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction: the belief that human beings cannot commit acts of pure evil, that they cannot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cole, Phillip.
Myth of evil.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)62714286
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Cole
ISBN: 0748626859 9780748626854 0748622004 9780748622009 9780748671908 0748671900
OCLC Number: 71000455
Awards: Winner of CHOICE 2007 Outstanding Academic Title 2006 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 256 pages)
Contents: 1. Terrorism, torture and the problems of evil --
2. Diabolical evil --
searching for Satan --
3. Philosophies of evil --
4. Communities of fear --
5. The enemy within --
6. Bad seeds --
7. The character of evil --
8. Facing the Holocaust --
9. Twenty-first-century mythologies.
Responsibility: Phillip Cole.

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