Evil : a very short introduction / Luke Russell.

Author
Russell, Luke [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022.
Description
1 online resource.

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Subject(s)
Series
Very short introductions. [More in this series]
Summary note
With the media bringing us constant tales of terrorism and violence, questions regarding the nature of evil are highly topical. Luke Russell explores the philosophical thinking and psychological evidence behind evil, alongside portrayals of fictional villains, considering why people are evil, and how it goes beyond the normal realms of what is bad.
Notes
Previously issued in print: as Being evil. 2020.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience
Specialized.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on October 27, 2022).
Contents
  • 1. The philosophical puzzle of evil
  • 2. The horror and incomprehensibility of evil action
  • 3. The psychological hallmark of evil action
  • 4. The banality of evil
  • 5. An evil person
  • 6. Are you evil? Is anyone evil?
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Index.
ISBN
  • 0-19-255136-1
  • 0-19-255135-3
  • 0-19-185987-7
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