A Genealogy of Evil

  • Filename: a-genealogy-of-evil.
  • ISBN: 9781139492430
  • Release Date: 2010-10-18
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: David Patterson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on extensive scrutiny of primary sources from Nazi and Jihadist ideologues, David Patterson argues that Jihadist anti-Semitism stems from Nazi ideology. This book challenges the idea that Jihadist anti-Semitism has medieval roots, identifying its distinctively modern characteristics and tracing interconnections that link the Nazis to the Muslim Brotherhood to the PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Sudan, the Iranian Islamic Republic, and other groups with an anti-Semitic worldview. Based on his close reading of numerous Jihadist texts, Patterson critiques their antisemitic teachings and affirms the importance of Jewish teaching, concluding that humanity needs the very Jewish teaching and testimony that the Jihadists advocate destroying.

Beyond Demons and Darkness A Genealogy of Evil in American Fantasy Literature for Young Adults Since1950

  • Filename: beyond-demons-and-darkness-a-genealogy-of-evil-in-american-fantasy-literature-for-young-adults-since1950.
  • ISBN: OCLC:936816084
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 782
  • Author: Louise Pisano Simone
  • Publisher:

This thesis investigates the portrayal of evil in fantasy novels written for readers between the ages of 12 and 18, over the last 60 years as it relates to the notion of Otherness. Using an interdisciplinary approach, I analyze select fantasy novels through the lens of Western ethics to examine the American historical, political and social environment between 1950 and 2014. Using Western ethics as a guide, reading the texts exposes underlying themes concerning war and American values of good and evil. The portrayal of war in fantasy fiction for young adults has important implications for understanding how American culture responds to its enemies or anyone who falls outside the white Judeo-Christian mainstream. In the 47 young adult novels examined, I find that American attitudes about war and their enemies, and how we respond to them, have changed since the beginning of the Cold War and the continuing international struggle against terrorism.

Beyond Good and Evil

  • Filename: beyond-good-and-evil.
  • ISBN: 0804788987
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 525
  • Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  • Publisher:

Beyond Good and Evil (1886) and On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) are Nietzsche's two most persuasive and philosophical books, following close on the heels of his breakthrough hybrid Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883?85); here for the first time Nietzsche represents himself as a philosopher, setting forth the proper activity of philosophers and training his formidable genealogical focus on the origins and motivations of morality.

A Genealogy of Absence Evil

  • Filename: a-genealogy-of-absence-evil.
  • ISBN: OCLC:253591519
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Christian J. Steinmetz
  • Publisher:

Although research has previously connected comic books and national ideology, there has yet to be a study examining the role of villains in this relationship. By analyzing representations of evil and villainy in the long-running series Captain America and understanding them in light of the model of the circuit of culture, the transforming imaginary space of the American nation can be traced.

The Genealogy of Morals

  • Filename: the-genealogy-of-morals.
  • ISBN: 9780486111896
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Major work on ethics, by one of the most influential thinkers of the last 2 centuries, deals with master/slave morality and modern man's moral practices; the evolution of man's feelings of guilt; and ascetic ideals.

The Least of All Possible Evils

  • Filename: the-least-of-all-possible-evils.
  • ISBN: 9781781680629
  • Release Date: 2012-06-19
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Eyal Weizman
  • Publisher: Verso Books

The principle of the “lesser evil,” which asserts that it is acceptable to pursue an undesirable course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice, exercises a powerful influence on Western ethical philosophy and modern politics. In The Least of All Possible Evils, Eyal Weizman examines the dark side of this pragmatism, arguing that too often the end becomes a mechanism for perpetuating the means. Weizman traces a genealogy of the “lesser evil,” from classical ethics and Christian theology, through the political theory of Hannah Arendt to contemporary debates on humanitarianism. He examines the application of this principle through his signature forensic–architectural investigation of sites of contemporary conflict: the relief centres set up by Médecins Sans Frontières during its intervention in Ethiopia in the 1980s; the legal debates around the building of the separation wall in Israel–Palestine; and developments in the application of international human rights law in Bosnia, Palestine and Iraq. But it is in relation to Israel’s domination of the Gaza Strip that the theoretical and political reflections of the book converge. Gaza, where the principle of the lesser evil is invoked to justify a new type of humanitarian violence, is the proper noun for the horrors of our humanitarian present.

Nietzsche s On the Genealogy of Morality

  • Filename: nietzsche-s-on-the-genealogy-of-morality.
  • ISBN: 9781139502207
  • Release Date: 2011-10-13
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Simon May
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

On the Genealogy of Morality is Nietzsche's most influential, provocative, and challenging work of ethics. In this volume of newly commissioned essays, fourteen leading philosophers offer fresh insights into many of the work's central questions: How did our dominant values originate and what functions do they really serve? What future does the concept of 'evil' have - and can it be revalued? What sorts of virtues and ideals does Nietzsche advocate, and are they necessarily incompatible with aspirations to democracy and a free society? What are the nature, role, and scope of genealogy in his critique of morality - and why doesn't his own evaluative standard receive a genealogical critique? Taken together, this superb collection illuminates what a post-Christian and indeed post-moral life might look like, and asks to what extent Nietzsche's Genealogy manages to move beyond morality.

On the Genealogy of Morals

  • Filename: on-the-genealogy-of-morals.
  • ISBN: 9780191605703
  • Release Date: 1998-11-05
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

`Reason, seriousness, mastery over the emotions, the whole murky affair which goes by the name of thought, all the privileges and showpieces of man: what a high price has been paid for them! How much blood and horror is at the bottom of all "good things!"' On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the central values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality of earlier cultures. The result is a book which raises profoundly disquieting issues about the violence of both ethics and interpretation. Nietzsche questions moral certainties by showing that religion and science have no claim to absolute truth, before turning on his own arguments in order to call their very presuppositions into question. The Genealogy is the most sustained of Nietzsche's later works and offers one of the fullest expressions of his characteristic concerns. This edition places his ideas within the cultural context of his own time and stresses the relevance of his work for a contemporary audience. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Genealogy of Manners

  • Filename: a-genealogy-of-manners.
  • ISBN: 0226025845
  • Release Date: 1998-12-01
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Jorge Arditi
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Remarkable for its scope and erudition, Jorge Arditi's new study offers a fascinating history of mores from the High Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Drawing on the pioneering ideas of Norbert Elias, Michel Foucault, and Pierre Bourdieu, Arditi examines the relationship between power and social practices and traces how power changes over time. Analyzing courtesy manuals and etiquette books from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century, Arditi shows how the dominant classes of a society were able to create a system of social relations and put it into operation. The result was an infrastructure in which these classes could successfully exert power. He explores how the ecclesiastical authorities of the Middle Ages, the monarchies from the fifteenth through the seventeenth century, and the aristocracies during the early stages of modernity all forged their own codes of manners within the confines of another, dominant order. Arditi goes on to describe how each of these different groups, through the sustained deployment of their own forms of relating with one another, gradually moved into a position of dominance.

Nietzsche Contra Rousseau

  • Filename: nietzsche-contra-rousseau.
  • ISBN: 0521575699
  • Release Date: 1996-08-08
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Keith Ansell-Pearson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Keith Ansell-Pearson's book is an important and very welcome contribution to a neglected area of research: Nietzsche's political thought. Nietzsche is widely regarded as a significant moral philosopher, but his political thinking has often been dismissed as either impossibly individualistic or dangerously totalitarian. Nietzsche contra Rousseau takes a serious look at Nietzsche as political thinker and relates his political ideas to the dominant traditions of modern political thought. In particular, the nature of Nietzsche's dialogue with the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is examined, in order to demonstrate Rousseau's crucial role in Nietzsche's understanding of modernity and its discontents.

The Shame of All Her Kind A Genealogy of Female Monstrosity and Metamorphosis from the Middle Ages Through Early Modernity

  • Filename: the-shame-of-all-her-kind-a-genealogy-of-female-monstrosity-and-metamorphosis-from-the-middle-ages-through-early-modernity.
  • ISBN: 9780549656463
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest

It seems that a more positive imagining of female power and agency was conceivable in the Middle Ages, with a creature such as Melusine; through the early modern period, this positive conception of the monstrous female became more and more difficult to represent, particularly in the genre of epic romance, which mobilized the "female monster" for more conservative ends. When female metamorphosis was imagined as a transformation from one sex (female) to the other (male), it was somewhat an exception to this rule, but not without a reification of gender binaries.

Modernity and the Problem of Evil

  • Filename: modernity-and-the-problem-of-evil.
  • ISBN: 025321758X
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Alan D. Schrift
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press

Introduction / Alan D. Schrift -- "Radical evil" revived: Hitler, Kant, Luther, Neo-Lacanians / Henry Staten -- Liquidating the "nearly just society": radical evil's triumphant return / William L. McBride -- Violence and secularization, evil and redemption / Martin Beck Matustik -- Disenchantment and the persistence of evil: Habermas, Jonas, Badiou / Peter Dews -- How rape became a crime against humanity: history of an error / Debra B. Bergoffen -- Ways of winning: the costs of moral victory in transitional regimes / Robert Meister -- Abjection and film: displacing the fetishistic, racist rhetoric of political projection / Tina Chanter -- Faith, territory, and evil / William E. Connolly -- Hannah Arendt on the Bourgeois origins of totalitarian evil / Robert B. Pippin -- Evil, evils, and the question of ethics / Adi Ophir -- Incursions of evil: the double bind of alterity / Edith Wyschogrod.

Eden s Garden Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise

  • Filename: eden-s-garden-rethinking-sin-and-evil-in-an-era-of-scientific-promise.
  • ISBN: 074255239X
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 301
  • Author: Richard J. Coleman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In Eden's Garden: Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise, Richard Coleman examines the notion of sin in a contemporary world that values scientific and nonreligious modes of thought regarding human behavior. This work is not an anti-science polemic, but rather an argument to show how sin and evil can make sense to the nonreligious mind, and how it is valuable to make sense of such phenomena. Examining themes in religion, philosophy, and theology, it is ideal for use in the numerous courses which move across these disciplines.

The Evil Hours

  • Filename: the-evil-hours.
  • ISBN: 9780544086616
  • Release Date: 2015-01-20
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: David J. Morris
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

An examination of the role of PTSD in American life by an ex-Marine, war correspondent and PTSD patient shares discussions of its widespread impact on families and the taboos that challenge its treatments. 20,000 first printing.

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