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The Myth of Evil

Phillip Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that human beings cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake, and the ... More


The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a comprehensive collection of extracts of Jean Baudrillard’s myriad published writings. The extracts extend, in order of original publication in French, from the 1960s right up to the ... More


The Art Conspiracy

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is an extract from Baudrillard’s Screened Out, with an editorial overview


The Kirk and the Kingdom: A Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830–1929

Johnston McKay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748644735
eISBN:
9780748676705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book questions the widely accepted assumption that throughout most of the nineteenth century the Church in Scotland failed both in pronouncement and in practice to take seriously the social ... More


Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Simon Morgan Wortham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748692415
eISBN:
9781474408660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses how modern conceptions of politics, ethics, and critical thought can be re-evaluated through the question of pain. Using a series of rigorous encounters with key critical figures, ... More


Systemic Evil and the Limits of Pluralism

Bruce Haddock

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contingency remains a problem for any secular theory of value. This chapter confronts this issue directly. Pluralism is a fact of life. People have accepted that communities can flourish in a ... More


Doing Evil Justly? The Morality of Justifiable Abomination

Mark Evans

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Evil has always been a central issue in just-war theory. This chapter argues, however, that just-war theory has been so preoccupied with justice in the declaration and conduct of war that it has ... More


Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Bruce Haddock and Peri Roberts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

What role should the idea of evil have in contemporary moral and social thought? The concept of ‘evil’ has long been a key idea in moral discourse. Now, the contributors to this book make a start on ... More


Terrorism, Torture and the Problems of Evil

Phillip Cole

in The Myth of Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the four secular models of evil that frame discussions about the idea: the monstrous, that evil is perpetrated by monster sin human shape; the pure, that ordinary human beings ... More


The Rhetoric of Moral Equivalence

Richard Shorten

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Undermining the distinctiveness of evil is a characteristic of political, as well as cultural, discourse. Ordinarily judgements of evil are a tool of political condemnation. As such they take their ... More


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