The Nature of Evil
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Palgrave Macmillan (2005)
In The Nature of Evil, Daryl Koehn takes us on a sweeping tour of different interpretations of evil. In this timely and serious discussion she argues that evil is not intentional malice, but rather violence that stems from a false sense of self. Violence is not true evil but a symptom of the underlying evil of our failure to really know who we are. Koehn examines situations in which good intentions can have horrific results. She explores such works as The Talented Mr. Ripley , Dante's Inferno , and The Turn of the Screw to illustrate the origins of evil and suffering. The Nature of Evil offers an insightful and engaging exploration at a time when we are all struggling to understand the roots of violence and suffering.
|Keywords||Good and evil|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Buy the book||$2.64 used (97% off) $8.16 new (89% off) $49.94 direct from Amazon (29% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BJ1401.K64 2005|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Lars Fr H. Svendsen (2010). A Philosophy of Evil. Dalkey Archive Press.
Michael Gelven (1998). This Side of Evil. Marquette University Press.
John F. Crosby (2001). Is All Evil Really Only Privation? Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:197-209.
Peter Dews (2008). The Idea of Evil. Blackwell.
Eve Garrard (1998). The Nature of Evil. Philosophical Explorations 1 (1):43 – 60.
Christopher Hamilton (1999). The Nature of Evil a Reply to Garrard. Philosophical Explorations 2 (2):122 – 138.
Hans Schwarz (1995). Evil: A Historical and Theological Perspective. Academic Renewal Press.
Karl E. Peters (2008). Understanding and Responding to Human Evil: A Multicausal Approach. Zygon 43 (3):681-704.
Adam Morton (2004). On Evil. Routledge.
Charlene P. E. Burns (ed.) (2009). Mis/Representing Evil: Evil in an Interdisciplinary Key. Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Steven J. Jensen (2010). Good and Evil Actions: A Journey Through Saint Thomas Aquinas. Catholic University of America Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-06-02
Total downloads1 ( #824,382 of 1,938,522 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #449,299 of 1,938,522 )
How can I increase my downloads?