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The nature of evil

Author: Daryl Koehn
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Are people evil, or do only actions qualify as evil? Is evil identical with intentional malice? Or do we do harm unwittingly? Drawing upon philosophical classics and popular literature, Daryl Koehn argues that suffering, not malicious violence, is at the heart of true evil. Through highly original readings of works such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Turn of the Screw, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daryl Koehn
ISBN: 1403968942 9781403968944
OCLC Number: 56064628
Description: 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Evil as vice --
Evil as losing the ability to act --
Evil as flight from narcissistic boredom --
Evil as hypocritical repression --
Evil as imagined portent --
Evil as the loss of our humanity --
Evil as satanizing self, others and God --
Evil as fanatical impiety --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Daryl Koehn.
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When human beings do horrifying things, are they evil? By exploring such popular literature as The Talented Mr. Ripley , Dante's Inferno , The Turn of the Screw , and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll  Read more...

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'Evil is a palpable destructive force in our lives. With precision and energy Daryl Koehn unpacks this phenomenon and offers us a shockingly straightforward thesis. Evil, all human suffering, is Read more...

 
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