Evil: A Primer William Hart

ISBN: 9781567318180

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204 pages


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Evil: A Primer  by  William Hart

Evil: A Primer by William Hart
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From Plato to Augustine to Carl Jung, great thinkers have tried to explain it. Religions have offered to protect us from it. Dostoevsky plumbed its depths, Mae West joked about it, and John Wayne forged a career fighting it on the silver screen.ButMoreFrom Plato to Augustine to Carl Jung, great thinkers have tried to explain it. Religions have offered to protect us from it.

Dostoevsky plumbed its depths, Mae West joked about it, and John Wayne forged a career fighting it on the silver screen.But what is evil? Where does it come from? How can it exist?In this wide-ranging and insightful exploration of ideas, a veteran journalist surveys the varied ways in which five thousand years of human thought have wrestled with the problem of evil.

Why is explaining it such a daunting test of reason? Can good ever come of evil, and if not, why does it exist? Is a harmful act evil if its unintentional? What about cursing and lying - are there degrees of evil? And how can the ordinary, even the banal, transform into the horrific?Much more than an answer to why bad things happen, Evil: A Primer is a frank and forthright tour of wickedness through the ages, from Satan to the Marquis de Sade to Charles Manson. Youll discover what we really know about evil - its sources, its effects, and the ways in which we measure it, avoid it, try to come to terms with it, succumb to it, or use it for artistic inspiration.Does evil have a purpose after all?

or is it simply the price of being a free-willed individual? Come along on this captivating journey to find out.



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