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Dews, Peter

The Idea of Evil

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This timely book by philosopher Peter Dews explores the idea of evil, one of the most problematic terms in the contemporary moral vocabulary.
  • Surveys the intellectual debate on the nature of evil over the past two hundred years
  • Engages with a broad range of discourses and thinkers, from Kant and the German Idealists, via Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, to Levinas and Adorno
  • Suggests that the concept of moral evil touches on a neuralgic point in western culture
  • Argues that, despite the widespread abuse and political manipulation of the term ‘evil’, we cannot do without it
  • Concludes that if we use the concept of evil, we must acknowledge its religious dimension

Keywords: PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy PHI005000

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
264 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470765906
Printed ISBN
9781405117043

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