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evil

[AS. yfel]
An infrequently used term for disease or illness.
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The religious roots of the concept of evil raise additional problems in appropriating the term for the secular uses of international law and politics.
One might doubt whether we have a single pre-existing coherent secular concept of evil that is susceptible of analysis, so it is unreasonable to require that Card's analysis match our careful pre-reflective intuitions about evil.
Blaming humankind for the concept of evil as well as giving them responsibility for moral evils, Nietzsche "radicalized the modern attempt to take increasing responsibility for the world" (218).
Americans claim to be a God-fearing, churchgoing people, but why, oh, why are they so willing to accept angels but so resistant to the concept of evil, real evil?
Lee concludes by briefly reviewing one central argument for the privation position and contrast it with Crosby's arguments, which, in addition to their other problems, fail to specify any intensional content, beyond repugnance in the case of pain, for the concept of evil.
We are told such absurdities as that the Greeks (in contrast to the Hebrews) lacked a concept of evil or the will at all.
Neiman argues that while, during the modern period, the concept of evil was increasingly connected to the concept of intention, in the twentieth century that connection has been severed.

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