Everyday evils : a psychoanalytic view of evil and morality
Everyday Evils takes a psychoanalytic look at the evils committed by "ordinary" people in different contexts – from the Nazi concentration camps, to Stockholm Syndrome, to the atrocities publicized by Islamic State– and presents new perspectives on how such evil deeds come about as well as the extreme ways in which we deny the existence of evil.
Print Book, English, 2017
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2017
1 vol. (xiii-186 p.) ; 25 cm.
9781138819191, 9781138819207, 1138819190, 1138819204
IntroductionChapter 1: Evil and Destructiveness: A Psychoanalytic ViewChapter 2: Hannah Arendt: Evil and the Eradication of ThoughtChapter 3: Invisible Handcuffs: The Psychodynamics of Capture-BondingChapter 4: The Origin of MoralityChapter 5: Witnessing EvilChapter 6: Demonization and Mass Killing: The Other as EvilChapter 7: The Problem of Forgiveness and Reparation in the Aftermath of EvilChapter 8: The Islamic State and the Glory of DeathChapter 9: Do We Need a Theory of Evil?Conclusion