The Many Faces of Evil: Historical Perspectives

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Amélie Rorty
Psychology Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 346 pages
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This is the first anthology to present the full range of the many forms evil. Amelie Rorty has assembled a collection of readings that include not only the most common forms of evil, such as vice, sin, cruelty and crime, but also some which are less well known, such disobedience and willfulness. The readings are drawn from a rich array of historical, philosophical, theological, literary, dramatic, psychological and legal perspectives. Amelie Rorty's introductions to the readings sets each one in context and makes the anthology essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of evil.
 

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Contents

The Book of Genesis The Book of Exodus
8
Theophrastus
16
Gnostics
24
PART 2
37
Peter Abelard
56
Moses Maimonides
65
Pope Innocent III
78
St Thomas Aquinas
84
Samuel Butler
151
The irrationality of waywardness
157
J J Rousseau
172
PART 6
189
Nathaniel Hawthorne
206
Friedrich Nietzsche
222
PART 7
237
Friedrich Engels
248

Dante Alighieri
93
Geoffrey Chaucer
100
PART 3
107
John Calvin
118
PART 5
121
Jonathan Edwards
126
PART 4
133
Thomas Hobbes
145
Hannah Arendt
265
Amos Oz
288
G E M Anscombe
295
Michael Walzer
303
Jean Hampton
319
The Model Penal Code
327
Acknowledgements
338
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