Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty / Edition 1

Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty / Edition 1

by Roy F. Baumeister
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Freeman, W. H. & Company

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Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780716729020
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.39(d)

Table of Contents


Title Page,
Copyright Notice,
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?,

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