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On Evil (Hardcover)

Author: Eagleton, Terry

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In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defense of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artifact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world.

In a book that ranges from St. Augustine to alcoholism, Thomas Aquinas to Thomas Mann, Shakespeare to the Holocaust, Eagleton investigates the frightful plight of those doomed souls who apparently destroy for no reason.  In the process, he poses a set of intriguing questions.  Is evil really a kind of nothingness?  Why should it appear so glamorous and seductive?  Why does goodness seem so boring?  Is it really possible for human beings to delight in destruction for no reason at all?

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300151060
SKU 212507559
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300151063
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0176
Publisher Yale University Press
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