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Dearey, Melissa

Making Sense of Evil

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Table of contents

Part I. Evil in Philosophy, Theology and Religion

1. Theodicy: Understanding the Problem of Evil
Melissa Dearey

2. Enter the Evil Genius: Encountering Metaphysical Evil
Melissa Dearey

3. Radical Freedom, Radical Evil? Kant’s Theory of Evil and the Failure of Theodicy
Melissa Dearey

Part II. Evil and Narrative

4. Telling Evil Stories: Understanding Cultural Narratives and Symbols of Evil in the Phenomenological Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur
Melissa Dearey

5. ‘Something to be scared of’—Evil, the Feminine and Psychoanalytic Theory
Melissa Dearey

6. Evil and Literature: Love and Liberation
Melissa Dearey

Part III. Evil and the Social Sciences

7. Doing Evil: Crime, Compulsion and Seduction From the Standpoint of Social Psychology and Anthropology
Melissa Dearey

8. The Banality of Evil: Genocide, Slavery, Holocaust and War
Melissa Dearey

9. The Axis of Evil—the War on Terror, the ‘Enemy Within’ and the Politics of Evil and the State
Melissa Dearey

10. Conclusion: Touching the Void or Looking Through a Glass Darkly? Evil and Criminology
Melissa Dearey

Keywords: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, Personality and Social Psychology, Crime and Society, Criminology and Criminal Justice, general, Religious Studies, general, Ethics

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Page amount
273 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137308801
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-45616-1

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