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The many faces of evil : historical perspectives /

edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.

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Names: Rorty, Amélie
Published: London ; Routledge, 2001.
Topics: Good and evil.
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245 04|aThe many faces of evil :|bhistorical perspectives /|cedited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.
260 |aLondon ;|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|c2001.
300 |axviii, 346 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 340-346).
505 0 |apt. 1. From disobedience to disorder -- The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead : The soul meets its judges -- The Book of Genesis/The Book of Exodus : Divine prohibitions -- War and revolution / Thucydides -- Grotesque shamelessness / Theophrastus -- Anger as social disruption / Seneca -- Gnostics : The war between darkness and light -- pt. 2. From sin to vice -- The discoveries of guilt and divine benevolence / St. Augustine -- There is no evil in Allah's perfect world / Abu Hamid l-Ghazali -- Sin moves inward / Peter Abelard -- Divine rationality and moral character / Moses Maimonides -- On the misery of the human condition / Pope Innocent III -- On evil / St Thomas Aquinas -- The suffering of the damned / Dante Alighieri -- The seven deadly sins / Geoffrey Chaucer -- pt. 3. Evil as willfulness -- Flesh against spirit / Martin Luther -- Human corruption / John Calvin -- The voice of Satan / John Milton -- Sinners in the hand of an angry God / Jonathan Edwards -- pt. 4. The cruel face of justice -- A prince's virtue : timely ruthlessness / Niccolò Machiavelli -- The natural condition of mankind : every man is enemy to every man / Thomas Hobbes -- Varieties of malice and corruption / Samuel Butler -- pt. 5. The irrationality of waywardness -- The justice of God and the problem of evil / G.W. von Leibniz -- Private vice, public benefits / Bernard Mandeville -- Conscience and original sin / Voltaire -- Social corruption / J.-J. Rousseau -- The rational will overcomes base inclinations / Immanuel Kant -- pt. 6. The romanticism of evil -- Murdering nature / Marquis de Sade -- Mephistopheles speaks / J.W. von Goethe -- Shame is pride's cloak / William Blake -- Dreams of evil / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The sweetness of evil / Charles Baudelaire -- On the vanity and suffering of life / Arthur Schopenhauer -- Beyond good and evil / Friedrich Nietzsche -- pt. 7. The banality of evil: the cruelty of everyday life -- Ivan speaks of human cruelty / Fyodor Dostoevsky -- Barbarous indifference / Friedrich Engels -- Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud : Why are there wars? -- The banality of evil : failing to think / Hannah Arendt -- On desiring the bad / Michael Stocker -- How to harden your heart : six easy ways to become corrupt / Amélie Rorty -- On degrees of evil / Amos Oz -- pt. 8. Conflict, immorality and crime -- War and murder / G.E.M. Anscombe -- Political action, the problem of dirty hands / Michael Walzer -- The nature of immorality / Jean Hampton -- The model penal code: Criminality ; Diagnostic statistical manual IV: Sociopathology.
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