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by Phillip A. Cole
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  • Author:
    Phillip A. Cole
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    0275992160
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    Praeger (July 30, 2006)
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    264 pages
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In this fascinating book, Phillip Cole argues that this powerful myth (of Evil) still holds us enthralled but .

In this fascinating book, Phillip Cole argues that this powerful myth (of Evil) still holds us enthralled but that it tells us very little about the real world in dealing with Terrorists or serial killers, etc, and yet it affects pages of newspaper copy and even judicial judgements. The Myth of Evil was presented at this year's Edinburgh Book Festival alongside Michael Gove's Celsius 7/7 which proved a remarkably apposite example of Evil's political uses (as Gove warns of a new Totalitarianism stalking us in our sleep, where this monster is fully formed and without need of further investigation).

The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being . Cole rejects both approaches and posits that evil is a myth humankind has created about itself.

The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake and the evidence that radically evil acts are committed not by inhuman monsters, but by human beings. This contradiction can be seen most clearly when we consider the most extreme forms of evil: war crimes, serial murders, sex offences, murders committed by children.

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Demonizing the enemy, Demonization of the enemy or Dehumanization of the enemy is a propaganda technique which promotes an idea about the enemy being a threatening, evil aggressor with only destructive objectives. Demonization is the oldest propaganda technique aimed to inspire hatred toward the enemy necessary to hurt them more easily, to preserve and mobilize allies and demoralize the enemy.

The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being cant commit a radically . Additional Product Features. Place of Publication.

The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being cant commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake and the evidence that radically evil acts are committed t by inhuman monsters, but by human beings.

The Myth of Evil: Demonizing the Enemy Phillip Cole Sınırlı önizleme - 2006. Yazar hakkında (2006). Phillip Cole is Professor of Applied Philosophy at the University of Wales, Newport. He is the author of The Myth of Evil (Edinburgh University Press 2006), Philosophies of Exclusion: Liberal Political Theory and Immigration (Edinburgh University Press, 2000) and The Free, the Unfree and the Excluded: A Treatise on the Conditions of Liberty (1998).

The Myth of Evil: Demonising the Enemy. Edinburgh: Praeger, 2006.

Все результаты Поиска книг Google Об авторе (2003). Neil Forsyth is Professor of English Literature at the University of Lausanne and the author of The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth (Princeton). Библиографические данные.

The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that a human being cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake and the evidence that radically evil acts are committed not by inhuman monsters, but by human beings. This contradiction can be seen most clearly when we consider the most extreme forms of evil: war crimes, serial murders, sex offences, murders committed by children. Taking the traditional position that evil is an active force creating monsters in human shape, this book shows that this idea is still at work―both in the popular imagination, cultivated in fiction and film (about vampires, monsters, and serial killers) and in real form (in the media, most recently in relation to migrants and terrorism.).

Cole delves deeply into two approaches to evil: the traditional approach where evil is regarded as a force that creates monsters in human form, and a more recent perspective that regards evil as the consequence of the actions of misguided or mentally deranged agents. Cole rejects both approaches and posits that evil is a myth humankind has created about itself. Drawing on philosophical ideas as well as on theological perspectives, psychological theories, and fictional representations, this book provides a thorough and thought-provoking account of the puzzling concept of evil and a reconsideration of the common understanding of human nature.


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A delve into the complex and varied world of human behavior. The Myth of Evil contends the notion that evil is not some metaphysical force inhabiting human hosts, nor is it a void that we try so desperately to fill in order to answer the why of many of the shocking and horrific crimes in the world today.It is deep study into the complexities and contradictions of human behavior; how we use the term "evil" to create divisions, ignite global conflicts and exacerbate said conflicts, influence government policies that subvert human rights, and create a stigma that creates ordinary humans into something monstrous and otherworldly. This book is not for the faint of heart, it will challenge preconceived notion that humanity has been brought up with for centuries in terms of good and evil, and draws the conclusion that no matter what kind of mantle of righteousness that people wear, we all have our inner monsters.
August
It is fashionable in some circles to decry the "demonization" of adversaries( be they terrorist groups such as the Provisional IRA, Al Qaeda and more recently Islamic State, Boko Haram) or tyrannical regimes( be they Nazi Germany during WWII, the Soviet Union- espduring the Stalinist era of the Cold War- and more recently, Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation after its annexation of the Crimea last year and mischief making in the Ukraine nowadays) after all are they not human beings as we are? Yes they are but the "enemy" be they jihadists, Soviet style Communists or Nazis is clearly demonstratably at odds with the humane and liberal values( in the case of not just jihadists but Communists and Nazis alike , they expressly reject the "infidel/bourgeois/ Jew loving" values of Western societies and their barbarous and brutal behaviour, be it in the shape of Gulags or the Holocaust for "racial inferiors" or beheading "infidels") clearly puts them at odds with us and arouses especial anger and loathing. Whilst there are instances of atrocity stories being faked during wars( at least as far back as the Crusades- my personal "favourite" is the claim that German soldiers cut the hands off a Belgian baby during WWI- no such evidence was produced for the baby's existence- we don't even know its biological sex to begin with and anyway how long could a baby live with its hands cut off?), the basic rule of thumb is that an enemy behaves with especial and avowed cruelty be it Germans or Japanese or North Koreans or Vietnamese during the respective wars, then it IS de facto "demonic"! Speaking as a religious person there REALLY is such a thing as evil and Phillip A.Cole's inability to see this is a big drawback