Chapter

. An End to Evil

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124575
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0010
. An End to Evil

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This chapter discusses the nature of evil and whether a country such as the United States should pursue the goal of terminating or vanquishing evil. It begins by discussing the meaning of evil and how this meaning has been construed by philosophers and theologians through the centuries. The chapter also focuses on a famous construal that recognizes both the reality of evil and the importance of human freedom.

Keywords: nature; evil; vanquishing evil; human freedom; philosophers; theologians

Chapter.  8123 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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