Taking Evil Seriously

Authors: Pihlström, S.

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While moral philosophy has traditionally been understood as an examination of the good life, this book argues that ethical inquiry should, rather, begin from an examination of evil and other 'negative' moral concepts, such as guilt and suffering.

About the authors

Sami Pihlström is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki. He has published widely on pragmatism, the problem of realism, transcendental philosophy, and the philosophy of religion.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pihlström, Sami

    Pages 1-11

  • Evil and Negativity: Sharpening the Pragmatic Method

    Pihlström, Sami

    Pages 12-44

  • The Moral Luck, Reward, and Punishment of a Sick Soul

    Pihlström, Sami

    Pages 45-80

  • A Suffering God and Post-Holocaust Pragmatism

    Pihlström, Sami

    Pages 81-101

  • A Metaphilosophical Conclusion

    Pihlström, Sami

    Pages 102-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taking Evil Seriously
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41266-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137412669
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41265-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48965-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 139
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