Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton Classics)
Evil threatens human reason, for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans, the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter of human cruelty, and Auschwitz as its extreme incarnation. Examining our understanding of evil from the Inquisition to contemporary terrorism, Susan Neiman explores who we have become in the three centuries that separate us from the early Enlightenment. In the process, she rewrites the history of modern thought and points philosophy back to the questions that originally animated it.
Specifications of Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton Classics)
|Publisher||Princeton University Press|
|Number Of Pages||358|
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