Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of PhilosphyEvil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosphy
Susan Neiman

CBD Price: $39.38
( Expected to ship on or about 11/28/14. )
Add To Cart
"Best Scholarly Book in Philosophy for 2002,"---Association of American Publishers. "A brilliant new book. No summary can convey the intellectual firepower of Neiman's book. She seems not only to have read everything but to have understood it at its deepest level,"---Christian Century. 358 pages, softcover. Princeton University.
     

Back To Detail Page
Preface to the Paperback Edition

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE: FIRE FROM HEAVEN

God's Advocates: Leibniz and Pope
Newton of the Mind: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Divided Wisdom: Immanuel Kant
Real and Rational: Hegel and Marx
In Conclusion

CHAPTER TWO: CONDEMNING THE ARCHITECT

Raw Material: Bayle's Dictionary
Voltaire's Destinies
The Impotence of Reason: David Hume
End of the Tunnel: The Marquis de Sade
Schopenhauer: The World as Tribunal

CHAPTER THREE: ENDS OF AN ILLUSION

Eternal Choices: Nietzsche on Redemption
On Consolation: Freud vs. Providence

CHAPTER FOUR: HOMELESS

Earthquakes: Why Lisbon?
Mass Murders: Why Auschwitz?
Losses: Ending Modern Theodicies
Intentions: Meaning and Malice
Terror: After September 11
Remains: Camus, Arendt, Critical Theory, Rawls
Origins: Sufficient Reason

Notes

Bibliography

Index