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Evil everywhere: the ordinariness of Kantian radical evil
Kant's anatomy of evil (2010)
  • Robert Louden, University of Southern Maine
Abstract

Kant infamously claimed that all human beings, without exception, are evil by nature. This collection of essays critically examines and elucidates what he must have meant by this indictment. It shows the role which evil plays in his overall philosophical project and analyses its relation to individual autonomy. Furthermore, it explores the relevance of Kant's views for understanding contemporary questions such as crimes against humanity and moral reconstruction. Leading scholars in the field engage a wide range of sources from which a distinctly Kantian theory of evil emerges, both subtle and robust, and capable of shedding light on the complex dynamics of human immorality.

Keywords
  • Good and evil,
  • Immanuel Kant
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Editor
Sharon Anderson-Gold, Pablo Muchnik
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ISBN
9780521514323
Citation Information
Robert Louden. "Evil everywhere: the ordinariness of Kantian radical evil" New YorkKant's anatomy of evil (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_louden/15/