Wickedness / Edition 2

Wickedness / Edition 2

by Dr Mary Midgley, Mary Midgley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415253985

ISBN-13: 9780415253987

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an

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To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415253987
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
708,553
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Routledge Classics Editionvii
Prefacexv
1The Problem of Natural Evil1
2Intelligibility and Immoralism17
3The Elusiveness of Responsibility49
4Understanding Aggression74
5Fates, Causes and Free-will95
6Selves and Shadows116
7The Instigators136
8Death-wish158
9Evil in Evolution179
Notes208
Index225

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