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The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy

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2019.07.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Diane Jeske, The Evil Within: Why We Need Moral Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2018, 280pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190685379. Reviewed by Christian B. Miller, Wake Forest University In the preface to her book, Diane Jeske describes how the book grew out of her course on evil at the University of Iowa, the teaching of which "has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my twenty-give years as a professional philosopher" (x). That enthusiasm carries over to her lively, accessible, and largely plausible treatment of leading issues in meta-ethics and normative ethical theory. Written for a general audience, the book could be used fruitfully in introductory and upper-division ethics courses. With its engaging style and focus on case studies, it can also profitably be read in a single afternoon by anyone eager to learn more about moral philosophy. Jeske states a variety of different goals for the... Read More

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