Evil and the Demonic: A New Theory of Monstrous Behavior
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
New York University Press (1996)
"A wild and exuberant romp through the terrain of the monstrous . . . Oppenheimer's lucid explanations are the perfect antidotes to the sordid scenes he recreates." -American Book Review "A masterly and original study of one of the most frightening topics with which human beings have to struggle." -Literary Review "What is compelling, different and page-turning about this impressive book is that the author analyses evil through the medium of films and literature . . . Cinema buffs will find it a fascinating read." -Evening Standard The notion of evil- does it exist? what forms does it take? -has always fascinated humankind. The evil underlying such atrocities as the Holocaust, Communist China's Tibetan abattoir, and the murderous ethnic cleansing undertaken by the Serbs and Croats seems beyond explanations or analysis. In this powerfully original work, Oppenheimer analyzes the phenomenon of evil in a mental behavior that emerges in particular conditions. Oppenheimer argues that evil contains specific, predictable ingredients. By understanding its nature, we can diagnose its specific manifestations in mass murder, genocide, and serial killings. Utilizing a variety of cinematic and literary genres in developing its evidence, the book considers such familiar films as The Silence of the Lambs and Brazil , and draws upon such literary works as Richard III, Oedipus the King and the Picture of Dorian Gray. Evil and the Demonic takes a bold first step, providing a framework in which to place the horrors of human existence.
|Keywords||Good and evil Demonology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$5.16 used (94% off) $48.59 new (39% off) $79.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||BJ1401.O66 1996|
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
Daryl Koehn (2005). The Nature of Evil. Palgrave Macmillan.
Paul Formosa (2007). Understanding Evil Acts. Human Studies 30 (2):57 - 77.
John F. Crosby (2001). Is All Evil Really Only Privation? Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:197-209.
Adam Morton (2004). On Evil. Routledge.
Michael Gelven (1998). This Side of Evil. Marquette University Press.
Agnes Heller (2011). On Evils, Evil, Radical Evil and the Demonic. Critical Horizons 12 (1):15-27.
Lars Fr H. Svendsen (2010). A Philosophy of Evil. Dalkey Archive Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #748,834 of 1,790,258 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #429,822 of 1,790,258 )
How can I increase my downloads?