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The History of Evil in Antiquity: 2000 BCE - 450 CE

The History of Evil in Antiquity: 2000 BCE - 450 CE

1st Edition

Tom Angier, Chad Meister, Charles Taliaferro
June 19, 2018

This first volume of The History of Evil covers Graeco-Roman, Indian, Near Eastern, and Eastern philosophy and religion from 2000 BCE to 450 CE. This book charts the foundations of the history of evil among the major philosophical traditions and world religions, beginning with the oldest recorded...

The History of Evil in the Medieval Age: 450-1450 CE

The History of Evil in the Medieval Age: 450-1450 CE

1st Edition

Andrew Pinsent
June 19, 2018

The second volume of The History of Evil explores the philosophy of evil in the long Middle Ages. Starting from the Augustinian theme of evil as a deprivation or perversion of what is good, this period saw the maturation of concepts of natural evil, of evil as sin involving the will, and of...

The History of Evil in the Early Modern Age: 1450–1700 CE

The History of Evil in the Early Modern Age: 1450–1700 CE

1st Edition

Daniel Robinson
June 19, 2018

The third volume of The History of Evil encompasses the early modern era from 1450–1700. This revolutionary period exhibited immense change in both secular knowledge and sacred understanding. It saw the fall of Constantinople and the rise of religious violence, the burning of witches and the...

The History of Evil from the Mid-Twentieth Century to Today: 1950–2018

The History of Evil from the Mid-Twentieth Century to Today: 1950–2018

1st Edition

Jerome Gellman
June 19, 2018

This sixth volume of The History of Evil charts the era 1950–2018, with topics arising after the atrocities of World War II, while also exploring issues that have emerged over the last few decades. It exhibits the flourishing of analytic philosophy of religion since the War, as well as the...

The History of Evil in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: 1700–1900 CE

The History of Evil in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: 1700–1900 CE

1st Edition

Douglas Hedley
June 19, 2018

The fourth volume of The History of Evil explores the key thinkers and themes relating to the question of evil in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The very idea of "evil" is highly contentious in modern thought and this period was one in which the concept was intensely debated and criticized....

The History of Evil in the Early Twentieth Century: 1900–1950 CE

The History of Evil in the Early Twentieth Century: 1900–1950 CE

1st Edition

Victoria S. Harrison
June 19, 2018

The fifth volume of The History of Evil covers the twentieth century from 1900 through 1950. The period saw the maturation of intellectual movements such as Pragmatism and Phenomenology, and the full emergence of several new academic disciplines; all these provided novel intellectual tools that...

The History of Evil

The History of Evil

1st Edition

Various authors
June 19, 2018

This set of six volumes explore the history of evil from 2000 BCE to the present day. Including dozens of original essays, in collaboration with six distinguished scholars as volume editors, this set is intended to be an accessible, international contribution to the philosophical study of...

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