Chapter

Beasts and Angels

Stephen R. L. Clark

in A Parliament of Souls

Published in print October 1990 | ISBN: 9780198242369
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191680458 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242369.003.0004
Beasts and Angels

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This chapter discusses the experience of moral struggle. The concept of the ‘beast within’ is used in the chapter, and is considered not necessarily antisocial. For example, whenever crowds behave like animals, it is because their individual selfhoods and discrimination are submerged in what amounts to a ‘hive mind’.

Keywords: moral struggle; individual; selfhood; animals; beast within; antisocial; discrimination; hive mind

Chapter.  8433 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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