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A Philosophy of Evil

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A Philosophy of Evil by Lars Svendsen
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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word in movies, political speeches, and news reports, "evil" is generally seen as either flagrant rhetoric or else an outdated concept: a medieval holdover with no bearing on our complex everyday reality.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."

Author Biography

Lars Svendsen is professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author of "A Philosophy of Fear", " Fashion: A Philosophy", and "A Philosophy of Boredom", all published by Reaktion Books.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
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Contributor
Translated by Kerri A. Pierce
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Dalkey Archive Press
Pages
306
Dimensions
142x203x24
ISBN-13
9781564785718
Product ID
4115957

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