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In Search of the Good LifeA Pedogogy for Troubled Times$
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Fred Dallmayr

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124575

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.001.0001

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. An End to Evil

. An End to Evil

Conquest or Moral Pedagogy?

(p.167) 9. An End to Evil
In Search of the Good Life

Fred Dallmayr

University Press of Kentucky

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

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