Philosophy

A Philosophy of Evil

Author: Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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"Svendsen has a way with words, and, unlike many writers of philosophy books, is also blessed with a sly wit and a thorough knowledge of popular culture."-Phil Miller, The Glasgow Herald
Philosophy

BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL - Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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This carefully crafted ebook: "BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL - Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Beyond Good and Evil is a philosophical book by Friedrich Nietzsche, in which he draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favor of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspective nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Before turning to philosophy, he began his career as a philologist and worked at the Department of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, but he had to retire due to health problems. Nietzsche's body of writing spanned philosophical polemics, poetry, cultural criticism and fiction, and drew widely on art, philology, history, religion and science. His writing displayed a fondness for aphorism and irony, while engaging with a wide range of subjects including morality, aesthetics, tragedy, epistemology, atheism, and consciousness.
Philosophy

Evil

Author: Luke Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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When asked to describe wartime atrocities, terrorist acts, and serial killers, many of us reach for the word 'evil'. But what does it really mean? Luke Russell defends a new account of the nature of evil action and persons. Although the concept of evil is extreme and often misused, it has a legitimate place in contemporary secular moral thought.
Philosophy

Beyond Good & Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Philosophy Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most remarkable and influential books of the nineteenth century. Like Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which had immediately preceded it, Beyond Good and Evil represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophy—but in less flamboyant and more systematic form. The nine parts of the book are designed to give the reader a comprehensive idea of Nietzsche’s thought and style: they span "The Prejudices of Philosophers," "The Free Spirit," religion, morals, scholarship, "Our Virtues," "Peoples and Fatherlands," and "What is Noble," as well as chapter of epigrams and a concluding poem. This translation by Walter Kaufmann—the first ever to be made in English by a philosopher—has become the standard one, for accuracy and fidelity to the eccentricities and grace of style of the original. Unlike other editions, in English or German, this volume offers an inclusive index of subjects and persons referred to in the book. Professor Kaufmann, the distinguished Nietzsche scholar, has also provided a running footnote commentary on the text.
Philosophy

The Problem of Evil in Early Modern Philosophy

Author: Elmar J. Kremer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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Many distinct, controvertial issues are to be found within the labyrinthine twists and turns of the problem of evil. For philosophers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centures, evil presented a challenge to the consistency and rationality of the world-picture disclosed by the new way of ideas. In dealing with this challenge, however, philosophers were also concerned with their positions in the theological debates about original sin, free will, and justification that were the legacy of the Protestant Reformation to European intellectual life. Emerging from a conference on the problem of evil in the early modern period held at the University of Toronto in 1999, the papers in this collection represent some of the best original work being done today on the theodicies of such early modern philosophers as Leibniz, Suarez, Spinoza, Malebranche, and Pierre Bayle.
Philosophy

Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 378

DIVThe great 19th-century philosopher refines his previously expressed ideal of the superman in one of his most important works, a fascinating examination of human values and morality. Publisher's Note. /div
Ethics, Modern

Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher:

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Category: Ethics, Modern

Page: 268

View: 572

"Beyond Good and Evil" is Nietzsche at his best. In the book the philosopher attempts to systematically sum up his philosophy through a collection of 296 aphorisms grouped into nine different chapters based on their common theme. For the reader who has yet to discover Nietzsche in this translation by Helen Zimmern will be found a fabulous introduction. For those who have already discovered Nietzsche here you will find the opportunity to understand the whole of Nietzsche's philosophy.
Philosophy

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil

Author: Thomas Nys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

View: 221

Why ought we concern ourselves with understanding a concept of evil? It is an elusive and politically charged concept which critics argue has no explanatory power and is a relic of a superstitious and primitive religious past. Yet its widespread use persists today: we find it invoked by politicians, judges, journalists, and many others to express the view that certain actions, persons, institutions, or ideologies are not just morally problematic but require a special signifier to mark them out from the ordinary and commonplace. Therefore, the question of what a concept of evil could mean and how it fits into our moral vocabulary remains an important and pressing concern. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil provides an outstanding overview and exploration of these issues and more, bringing together an international team of scholars working on the concept of evil. Its 27 chapters cover the crucial discussions and arguments, both historical and contemporary, that are needed to properly understand the historical development and complexity of the concept of evil. The Handbook is divided into three parts: Historical explorations of evil Recent secular explorations of evil Evil and other issues. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of ethics and philosophy of psychology. It also provides important insights and background for anyone exploring the concept of evil in related subjects such as literature, politics, and religion.
History

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

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Category: History

Page: 302

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Philosophy

The Problem of Evil

Author: Peter van Inwagen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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The vast amount of suffering in the world is often held as a particularly powerful reason to deny that God exists. Highly accessible and carefully argued, Peter van Inwagen's book maintains that such reasoning does not hold, and that suffering should not undermine belief in God.
Philosophy

Radical Evil

Author: Richard J. Bernstein

Publisher: Polity

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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At present, there is an enormous gulf between the visibility of evil and the paucity of our intellectual resources for coming to grips with it. We have been flooded with images of death camps, terrorist attacks and horrendous human suffering. Yet when we ask what we mean by radical evil and how we are to account for it, we seem to be at a loss for proper responses. Bernstein seeks to discover what we can learn about the meaning of evil and human responsibility. He turns to philosophers such as Kant, who coined the expression 'radical evil', as well as to Hegel and Schelling. He also examines more recent explorations of evil, namely the thinking of Freud and Nietzsche on the moral psychology of evil. Finally, he looks at the way in which three post-Holocaust thinkers - Emmanuel Levinas, Hans Jonas, and Hannah Arendt - have sought to come to grips with evil "after Auschwitz." Bernstein's primary concern throughout this challenging book is to enrich and deepen our understanding of evil in the contemporary world, and to emphasize the vigilance and personal responsibility required for combating it. Radical Evil will be essential reading for students and scholars of philosophy, social and political theory, and religious studies.
Philosophy

The Problem of Evil

Author: Marilyn McCord Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 274

This collection of important writings fills the need for an anthology that adequately represents recent work on the problem of evil. This is perhaps one of the most discussed topics in the philosophy of religion, and is of perennial interest to philosophers and theologians.
Religion

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 451

Oliver Leaman examines questions surrounding the suffering of the chosen people.
Philosophy

Unnecessary Evil

Author: Sharon Anderson-Gold

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 803

Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.
Philosophy

Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 956

Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most scathing and powerful critiques of philosophy, religion, science, politics and ethics ever written. In it, Nietzsche presents a set of problems, criticisms and philosophical challenges that continue both to inspire and to trouble contemporary thought. In addition, he offers his most subtle, detailed and sophisticated account of the virtues, ideas, and practices which will characterize philosophy and philosophers of the future. With his relentlessly energetic style and tirelessly probing manner, Nietzsche embodies the type of thought he wants to foster, while defining its historical role and determining its agenda. This edition offers a new and readable translation, by Judith Norman, of one of the most influential texts in the history of philosophy, together with an introduction by Rolf-Peter Horstmann that sets it in its historical and philosophical context.
Philosophy

Evil in Modern Thought

Author: Susan Neiman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

View: 798

How philosophers understand the dark side of human nature.
Philosophy

The Problem of Evil

Author: N. N. Trakakis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 533

Eight leading philosophers of religion debate 'the problem of evil' - the problem of reconciling the existence of a perfectly good and loving God with the existence of sin and suffering in the world. Their dialogues explore a range of imaginative and innovative approaches to the nature of divinity and its relationship to evil.