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The evil character : a philosophical analysis illuminated by literature

Small, Luc


This thesis has two objectives. The first is to present a theory of the evil character; and the second is to "test" the heuristic of using fiction to illuminate philosophy. My theory of the evil character is easily stated. Substantively, I conclude that certain characteristics (intentions, motivations, orientations, and dispositions) are necessary and sufficient to delimit the evil character from other kinds of characters. First, the evil character acts (or intends to act) to bring about harm,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fcaddb4215
Access Rights: Open Access


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