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Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty / Edition 1
     

Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty / Edition 1

by Roy F. Baumeister, Aaron T. Beck
 

ISBN-10: 0716735679

ISBN-13: 9780716735670

Pub. Date: 03/22/1999

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

What can scientific research tell us about the origins and persistence of evil? In this profound book, Baumeister takes a strikingly original approach to the age-old question "Why is there evil?"--integrating evidence from a spectrum of disciplines, including psychology, criminology, sociology, history, and anthropology to provide insight into the roots of cruelty and

Overview

What can scientific research tell us about the origins and persistence of evil? In this profound book, Baumeister takes a strikingly original approach to the age-old question "Why is there evil?"--integrating evidence from a spectrum of disciplines, including psychology, criminology, sociology, history, and anthropology to provide insight into the roots of cruelty and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716735670
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/22/1999
Pages:
431
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Notice,
Foreword,
Preface,
Chapter 1 The Question of Evil, and the Answers,
PART I Image and Reality,
Chapter 2 Victims and Perpetrators,
Chapter 3 The Myth of Pure Evil,
PART II The Four Roots of Evil,
Chapter 4 Greed, Lust, Ambition: Evil as a Means to an End,
Chapter 5 Egotism and Revenge,
Chapter 6 True Believers and Idealists,
Chapter 7 Can Evil Be Fun? The Joy of Hurting,
PART III How They Do It,
Chapter 8 Crossing the Line: How Evil Starts,
Chapter 9 How Evil Grows and Spreads,
Chapter 10 Dealing with Guilt,
Chapter 11 Ambivalence and Fellow Travelers,
PART IV Conclusion,
Chapter 12 Why Is there Evil?,
Notes,
Index,
Copyright,

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