The positive function of evil

New York: Palgrave-Macmillan (2009)
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Abstract

This collection explores the controversial and perhaps even abject idea that evils, large and small, human and natural, may have a central positive function to play in our lives. For centuries a concern of religious thinkers from the Christian tradition, very little systematic work has been done to explore this idea from the secular point of view.

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Pedro Tabensky
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