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The Routledge handbook of the philosophy of evil [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas Nys and Stephen de Wijze.

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
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Routledge handbooks
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Subjects:
Good and evil.
Summary:
Why ought we concern ourselves with understanding a concept of evil? It is an elusive and politically charged concept which critics argue has no explanatory power and is a relic of a superstitious and primitive religious past. Yet its widespread use persists today: we find it invoked by politicians, judges, journalists, and many others to express the view that certain actions, persons, institutions, or ideologies are not just morally problematic but require a special signifier to mark them out from the ordinary and commonplace. Therefore, the question of what a concept of evil could mean and how it fits into our moral vocabulary remains an important and pressing concern. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil provides an outstanding overview and exploration of these issues and more, bringing together an international team of scholars working on the concept of evil. Its 27 chapters cover the crucial discussions and arguments, both historical and contemporary, that are needed to properly understand the historical development and complexity of the concept of evil. The Handbook is divided into three parts: Historical explorations of evil Recent secular explorations of evil Evil and other issues. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of ethics and philosophy of psychology. It also provides important insights and background for anyone exploring the concept of evil in related subjects such as literature, politics, and religion.
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OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Contributor:
Nys, Thomas, editor.
ISBN:
9781317394419
1317394410
9781315679518
1315679515
9781317394402
1317394402
9781317394396
1317394399
1138931799
9781138931794
OCLC:
1099950345
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Restricted for use by site license.