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The Resource On evil, Adam Morton, (electronic book)

On evil, Adam Morton, (electronic book)

Label
On evil
Title
On evil
Statement of responsibility
Adam Morton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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1945-
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Morton, Adam
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1401
LC item number
.M67 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Thinking in action
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  • Good and evil
  • Ethics
Summary expansion
Evil has long fascinated psychologists, philosophers, novelists and playwrights but remains an incredibly difficult concept to talk about. On Evil is a compelling and at times disturbing tour of the many faces of evil. What is evil, and what makes people do awful things? If we can explain evil, do we explain it away? Can we imagine the mind of a serial killer, or does such evil defy description? Does evil depend on a contrast with good, as religion tells us, or can there be evil for evil's sake? Adam Morton argues that any account of evil must help us understand three things: why evil occurs; why evil often arises out of banal or everyday situations; and how we can be seen as evil. Drawing on fascinating examples as diverse as Augustine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer , psychological studies of deviant behaviour and profiles of serial killers, Adam Morton argues that evil occurs when internal, mental barriers against it simply break down. He also introduces us to some nightmare people, such as Adolf Eichmann and Hannibal Lecter, reminding us that understanding their actions as humans brings us closer to understanding evil. Exciting and thought-provoking, On Evil is essential reading for anyone interested in a topic that attracts and repels us in equal measure
Label
On evil, Adam Morton, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-148) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC200252
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 157 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780203704127
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
On evil, Adam Morton, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-148) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC200252
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 157 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780203704127
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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