Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2019

328 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474445320

Bookseller Code (06)

Evil in the Western Philosophical Tradition

First Edition

Gavin Rae

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Analyses the history of Western conceptions of evil, showing it to be remarkably complex, differentiated and contested
  • Questions any straightforward secular-theology dichotomy by showing that theological motifs, idea, and figures continue to implicitly influence so-called 'secular' thinking on evil
  • Demonstrates the breadth and depth of thinking on evil by looking at thinkers not normally included in this analysis, such as Jacques Lacan and Cornelius Castoriadis
  • Relevant to those working in political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of religion and the history of philosophy