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Peter Dews “The Idea of Evil"

Peter Dews “The Idea of Evil”
Wiley-Blackwell | 2007-12-04 | ISBN: 1405117044 | 264 pages | PDF | 1,5 Mb
In the context of near daily horrific news-stories from all corners of the earth, and most recently the Austrian incest horrors, this is a very timely book by philosopher Peter Dews.

Dews explores the idea of evil, one of the most problematic terms in the contemporary moral vocabulary.

He surveys the intellectual debate on the nature of evil over the past two hundred years and engages with a broad range of discourses and thinkers, from Kant and the German Idealists, via Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, to Levinas and Adorno.

Dews suggests that the concept of moral evil touches on a neuralgic point in western culture and rgues that, despite the widespread abuse and political manipulation of the term ‘evil’, we cannot do without it.

Here be evil!
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May 4, 2008 Posted by | OTHER_BOOK, OTHER_Philosophy, Peter Dews, _OTHER | Leave a comment