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A Philosophy of Evil (Paperback): Lars Svendsen

A Philosophy of Evil (Paperback)

Lars Svendsen; Translated by Kerri A. Pierce

Series: Scandinavian Literature Series

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Despite the overuse of the word in movies, political speeches, and news reports, "evil" is generally seen as either flagrant rhetoric or else an outdated concept: a medieval holdover with no bearing on our complex everyday reality. In "A Philosophy of Evil," however, acclaimed philosopher Lars Svendsen argues that evil remains a concrete moral problem: that we're all its victims, and all guilty of committing evil acts. "It's normal to be evil," he writes -- the problem is, we have lost the vocabulary to talk about it.

Taking up this problem -- how do we speak about evil? -- "A Philosophy of Evil" treats evil as an ordinary aspect of contemporary life, with implications that are moral, practical, and above all, political. Because, as Svendsen says, "Evil should neither be justified nor explained away -- evil must be fought."

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Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Scandinavian Literature Series
Release date: March 2010
First published: April 2010
Authors: Lars Svendsen
Translators: Kerri A. Pierce
Dimensions: 146 x 204 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 306
ISBN-13: 978-1-56478-571-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 1-56478-571-8
Barcode: 9781564785718

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