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A Good Look at Evil. Abigail L. Rosenthal,Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016.
 
Abigail Rosenthal is a professor (emerita) of philosophy, which is not the same thing as being a real philosopher. Indeed, there are few enough books written today by genuine philosophers. This is one. Like Socrates, she also conducts conversations with the many non-philosophers, but unlike him, she does so…

A Good Look at Evil. Abigail L. Rosenthal. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1987.
 
Pulitzer Prize-nominated, Abigail Rosenthal’s A Good Look at Evil is an exploration of the philosophical problem evil from a literary perspective: What is evil? How can we recognize it? And how can we resist it? After reviewing the philosophical and psychological literature on the question of evil,…

In 1925, Hannah Arendt was a nineteen-year-old philosophy student at the University of Marburg.  She kept a journal, one fragment of which is titled “Shadows.”  It traces two paths within her psyche, each productive of a different future, with the option to choose between them.  On the first path she would renounce masks and psychic armor even at the price…