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A philosophy of evil / Lars Svendsen ; translated by Kerri A. Pierce.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: BJ1405.N67 S8413 2010

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    Overview

    Uniform Title
    Ondskapens filosofi. English
    Series
    Norwegian literature series
    Norwegian literature series.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Svendsen, Lars Fr. H., 1970-
    Published
    Champaign [Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2010
    Edition
    1st English translation
    Contents
    What is evil and how can we understand it?
    The theology of evil. Theodicies : The privation theodicy ; The free will theodicy ; The Irenaean theodicy ; The totality theodicy ; History as secular theodicy ; Job's insight
    beyond theodicy
    Anthropology of evil. Are people good or evil? ; The typologies of evil ; Demonic evil : Evil for evil's sake ; Evil's aesthetic seduction ; Sadism ; Schadenfreude ; Subjective and objective evil ; Kant and instrumental evil : The impossibility of a "devilish" will ; The paradox of evil ; Moral rebirth ; The evil is the other, idealistic evil : "Us" vs. "them" ; Violent individuals ; Arendt and stupid evil : The evil and the stupid ; Radical and banal evil ; Eichmann, Höss, and Stangl ; Normal people and extreme evil ; Thinking as opposition ; Evil people
    The problem of evil. Theory and praxis ; Ethics of conviction and ethics of responsibility ; Politics and violence ; Evil as a concrete problem.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pierce, Kerri A.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-306).
    What is evil and how can we understand it? -- The theology of evil. Theodicies : The privation theodicy ; The free will theodicy ; The Irenaean theodicy ; The totality theodicy ; History as secular theodicy ; Job's insight-- beyond theodicy -- Anthropology of evil. Are people good or evil? ; The typologies of evil ; Demonic evil : Evil for evil's sake ; Evil's aesthetic seduction ; Sadism ; Schadenfreude ; Subjective and objective evil ; Kant and instrumental evil : The impossibility of a "devilish" will ; The paradox of evil ; Moral rebirth ; The evil is the other, idealistic evil : "Us" vs. "them" ; Violent individuals ; Arendt and stupid evil : The evil and the stupid ; Radical and banal evil ; Eichmann, Höss, and Stangl ; Normal people and extreme evil ; Thinking as opposition ; Evil people -- The problem of evil. Theory and praxis ; Ethics of conviction and ethics of responsibility ; Politics and violence ; Evil as a concrete problem.
    Translation of: Ondskapens filosofi.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781564785718
    1564785718 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    306 p. ; 21 cm.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects
    Good and evil.
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