In other words, Arendt's concept of evil
and the ideas at work in American and European punishment are a match.
Where he differs with Bataille is in measuring Baudelaire's literary success not by the concept of evil
, but of death.
The religious roots of the concept of evil
raise additional problems in appropriating the term for the secular uses of international law and politics.
In contrast, what has made the traditional concept of evil
behavior so interesting and challenging for philosophers, fiction writers, and others is that it involves actors who are aware of the wrongs they are committing and who have reflected on their bad actions.
Here, the concept of evil
, of pain and suffering and those things that appear to contradict that which affirms goodness and life, is not an alien thought, nor is it something that overwhelms the funeralgoers and forces them into a state of nihilistic apathy.
Not because I believe we should return to the old, superstitious, black-and-white ways of conceiving of the devil -- I believe one's concept of evil
is integral to one's concept of good; one's understanding of the dark is essential to understanding the light.
I had serious concerns about the kind of things my child would learn in school - things he hadn't been exposed to at home - like guns, war, the concept of evil
, scary monsters, violence, name-calling, and authoritarian methods of dealing with children.
In likening Augustine's concept of evil
to Hannah Arendt's, Elshtain has in mind a doctrine Augustine developed in the course of his break with Manicheism: that evil is only a deficiency of being and in itself has no positive reality.
The concept of evil
does not accord comfortably with our modern world view, for which the dominant mode is irony.
So her claim is not only that the concept of evil
is definable but that it fits well with liberal and emancipatory approaches to politics.
Cole claims that the concept of evil
forms part of a dualistic worldview that divides normal people from inhuman, demonic, and monstrous wrongdoers.
The past chairs, scholars in the fields of philosophy, religious studies, business and management, law, and learning, discuss teaching ethics, corporate social responsibility, impartiality, contracts, the concept of evil
in the workplace, privacy, ethics in women's everyday lives, lying and the law, spirituality, corporate leadership, liberalism, and biotechnology.
Blaming humankind for the concept of evil
as well as giving them responsibility for moral evils, Nietzsche "radicalized the modern attempt to take increasing responsibility for the world" (218).