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The Nature of Evil Hardcover – February 24, 2005
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'Evil is a palpable destructive force in our lives. With precision and energy Daryl Koehn unpacks this phenomenon and offers us a shockingly straightforward thesis. Evil, all human suffering, is caused by our narcissistic preoccupation with self and our failure to understand who we are and what we want and need. Koehn claims that we are both the source and victim of our own suffering. This is a must read for every student of the human condition.' - Al Gini, Associate Editor, Business Ethics Quarterly, and author of The Importance of Being Lazy
'Koehn's discussion of literary paradigms is fresh, interesting and beautifully expressed, making one wish all literary criticism were as good as this.' - A. L-S, The Heythrop Journal
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It explores evil through the works of fiction, by bringing the reader to the level of the characters, each experience becomes real, the author brings a new interpretation of old works, each containing a different view of evil. A way to recognize the forms that evil takes and how to prevent it through example.
This is a book for anyone whit an inquiring mind who wants to take a different look at his belief system, it advocates no religion, only the perfecting of self through understanding what evil is, an ambiguous concept that Daryl Kohen clarifies by showing us what it isn't.
Perfect for those who want to lead a good life, but aren't sure how because the motivation books are too insubstantial to give real meaning.