By Margaret Sonser Breen
Written around the disciplines of paintings historical past, literature, philosophy, sociology, and theology, the 10 essays comprising the gathering all insist on multidimensional definitions of evil. Taking its identify from a second in Shakespeare's Tempest whilst Prospero recognizes his accountability for Caliban, this assortment explores the unavoidably ambivalent courting among humanity and evil. To what volume are a given society's definitions of evil self-serving? Which figures are marginalized within the technique of determining evil? How is humanity itself implicated within the creation of evil? Is evil itself anything essentially human? those questions, indicative of the types of matters raised during this assortment, appear all of the extra urgent in mild of contemporary international occasions. the 10 essays have been initially provided on the First international convention on views on Evil and Human Wickedness, held in March 2000 in woman Margaret corridor, Oxford collage.
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