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Evil and Human Agency

Understanding Collective Evildoing (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

by Arne Johan Vetlesen

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & moral philosophy,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • General,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Collective behavior,
  • Good and evil

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7751352M
    ISBN 100521673577
    ISBN 109780521673570

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A philosophical approach inspired by Hannah Arendt, a psychological approach inspired by by: Evil and Human Agency: Understanding Collective Evildoing. Arne Johan Vetlesen argues that to do evil is to intentionally inflict pain on another human being, against his or her will, and cause serious and foreseeable harm/5.

Evil and Human Agency is both timely and deserving of wide readership, not only by sociologists, philosophers, and psychologists, but also by politicians and political scientists. Vetlesen stresses the moral failure of bystanders who, in wishing to remain neutral and impartial, did nothing to stop atrocities from by:   Evil and Human Agency by Arne Johan Vetlesen,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(11).

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Evil and Human Agency is published as part of the Cambridge Cultural Social Studies series, which includes 78 titles, published beginning inthat address topics in Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy and provide general cultural commentary.

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Arendt's struggle to come to terms, philosophically if not morally, with Eichmann and his kind of (doing rather than being) evil, forced her to consider again and again the interrelation between thinking, willing, and judgment, on the one hand, Author: Arne Johan Vetlesen.

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