Rethinking Evil: Contemporary Perspectives

Synopsis

"In an environment in which philosophy increasingly shies away from the big questions, this volume takes them on in a conscientious, analytical, and enlightening way. For Lara, the problem is not just that human beings suffer but that other human beings intentionally want to make them suffer, and to suffer in such extreme ways that the explanations offered by natural and social science seem as insufficient as those offered by older theodicies. The volume makes for engrossing reading; it sheds new light on an age-old issue."--Georgia Warnke, author of "Legitimate Differences

"An important work because it inaugurates a distinctive secular approach to the problem of evil, which has generally been the province of theology and the philosophy of religion."--David M. Rasmussen, editor of "The Handbook of Critical Theory

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • María Pía Lara
  • Isabel Cabrera
  • Susan Neiman
  • Peter Dews
  • Richard J. Bernstein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2001
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