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The roots of evil

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evil is the most serious of our moral problems.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Kekes
ISBN: 0801443687 9780801443688
OCLC Number: 56752327
Description: xiii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction : the problem and the approach --
pt. 1. Forms of evil --
Ch. 2. The sleep of reason --
Ch. 3. Perilous dreams --
Ch. 4. A fatal fusion --
Ch. 5. The revenge of ruined pride --
Ch. 6. Wickedness in high places --
Ch. 7. Disenchantment with ordinary life --
Ch. 8. Taking stock --
pt. 2. Explanations of evil --
Ch. 9. External explanations --
Ch. 10. A biological explanation --
Ch. 11. Internal explanations --
Ch. 12. The mixed explanation --
Ch. 13. Responsibility --
Ch. 14. Toward elementary decency --
Ch. 15. Conclusion : what is to be done?
Responsibility: John Kekes.
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"Since it reflects aspects of human nature-envy, ambition, the need for belonging-evil is a permanent threat. We can best combat it, John Kekes believes, by cultivating 'moral imagination.'... An Read more...

 
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