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Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay (Routledge Classics) (Paperback)

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To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity.

About the Author


Mary Midgley (1919-), a philosopher with a special interest in ethics, human nature and science, has a widespread international following for her work. Other publications include The Ethical Primate, Science as Salvation, Utopias, Dolphins and Computers and, most recently, Science and Poetry
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415253987
ISBN-10: 0415253985
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 28th, 2001
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Routledge Classics (Paperback)