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Evil in Modern Thought

An Alternative History of Philosophy
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Princeton University Press
Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics & ontology, Philosophy, Modern, History, Philosophy, Good & Evil, History & Surveys - Modern, European History, Philosophy / Modern, Political Philosophy, Religion, Good and
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ISBN 100691096082
ISBN 139780691096087

Beautifully written and thoroughly engaging, this book tells the history of modern philosophy as an attempt to come to terms with evil. It reintroduces philosophy to anyone interested in questions of life and death, good and evil, suffering and by: 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.

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Evil in Modern Thought book In the process, she rewrites the history of modern thought and points philosophy back to the questions that originally animated it. The Lifespan of Moral Evil This is a long and complex book, possibly longer and more complex than it needs to be in order to establish its main thesis, namely that The problem of evil is the guiding force of modern thought.

More specifically, The sharp distinction between natural and moral evil that now seems self-evident was born around the Lisbon earthquake [of ] and 4/5. Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton Classics Book 74) - Kindle edition by Neiman, Susan, Neiman, Susan.

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Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy - Introduction Author: Susan Neiman Subject: Neiman, S., Evil, Modern, Thought, Alternative, History.

Susan Neiman’s Evil in Modern Thought is a sustained meditation on the importance of death and suffering as themes for the development of modern philosophy. Neiman’s leading thought is that the history of Western philosophy from, roughly, the sixteenth century to the present should be reoriented in terms of the various reactions to the.

That focus also underlies one of this book's central claims: the problem of evil is the guiding force of modern thought. Most contemporary versions of the history of philosophy will view this claim to be less false than incomprehensible.

For the problem of evil is thought to be a theological one. Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton Classics series) by Susan Neiman. Evil threatens human reason, for Evil in Modern Thought book challenges our hope that the world makes sense.

For eighteenth-century Europeans, the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil.

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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 /5(3).

Beautifully written and thoroughly engaging, this book tells the history of modern philosophy as an attempt to come to terms with evil. It reintroduces philosophy to anyone interested in questions of life and death, good and evil, suffering and sense.

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The book is an education in modern philosophical thought, attractive to the nonspecialist, because the challenge to understand evil is an issue that faces any thinking person. The existential relevance of the problem of evil has energized Neiman to tell the story of philosophy as that of a discipline that seeks wisdom about the most pressing.

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Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy Susan Neiman, Author Princeton University Press $42 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Evil in Modern Thought [4] Neiman argues that the problem of evil provides a better framework than epistemology for understanding the history of philosophy because it includes a wider range of texts, forms a link between metaphysics and ethics, Era: 20th-/21st-century philosophy.

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