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Is it really so wrong?

Glen Newey: Evil

23 September 2010
On Evil 
by Terry Eagleton.
Yale, 176 pp., £18.99, May 2010, 978 0 300 15106 0
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A Philosophy of Evil 
by Lars Svendsen, translated by Kerri Pierce.
Dalkey Archive, 306 pp., £10.90, June 2010, 978 1 56478 571 8
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... The image of depravity can itself be warped by a depraved or stunted sensibility. Evil can prove elusive, prompting resort to, among other things, palliative taxonomy. The Norwegian philosopher LarsSvendsen’s book on the philosophy of evil follows hard on the heels of his previous three works on the philosophies of fashion, fear and boredom. Suppose I do something that would be commonly ...

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