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Evil in Modern Thought:
An Alternative History of Philosophy
Susan Neiman
With a new preface by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments xi
INTRODUCTION 1
CHAPTER ONE: FIRE FROM HEAVEN 14
God's Advocates: Leibniz and Pope 18
Newton of the Mind: Jean-Jacques Rousse u 36
Divided Wisdom: Immanuel Kant 57
Real and Rational: Hegel and Marx 84
In Conclusion 109
CHAPTER TWO: CONDEMNING THE ARCHITECT 113
Raw Material: Bayle's Dictionary 116
Voltaire's Destinies 128
The Impotence of Reason: David Hume 148
End of the Tunnel: The Marquis de Sade 170
Schopenhauer: The World as Tribun l 196
CHAPTER THREE: ENDS OF AN ILLUSION 203
Eternal Choices: Nietzsche on Redemption 206
On Consolation: Freud vs. Providence 227
CHAPTER FOUR: HOMELESS 238
Earthquakes: Why Lisbon? 240
Mass Murders: Why Auschwitz? 250
Losses: Ending Modern Theodicies 258
Intentions: Meaning and Malice 267
Terror: After September 11 281
Remains: Camus, Arendt, Critical Theory, Rawls 288
Origins: Sufficient Reason 314
Notes 329
Bibliography 337
Index 345

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