The Devil and Philosophy: The Nature Of His Game by Robert ArpThe Devil and Philosophy: The Nature Of His Game by Robert Arp

The Devil and Philosophy: The Nature Of His Game

EditorRobert Arp

Paperback | August 29, 2014

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InThe Devil and Philosophy, 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski'sThe Ninth Gate to J. R. R. Tolkien'sThe Silmarillion to Bram Stoker'sDracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino's iconic performance inThe Devil's Advocate, this book demonstrates that a little devil goes a long way. From humorous appearances, as in Kevin Smith's filmDogma and Chuck Palahniuk's novelsDamned andDoomed, to more villainous appearances, such as Gabriel Byrne's cold outing as Satan inEnd of Days,The Devil in Philosophy proves that the Devil comes in many forms.Are there any good arguments for the actual existence of the Devil? Does demonic evil thrive in Gotham City? Can humans really be accountable for all evil? Which truths about the Devil are actual facts? Is Milton correct, in that the Devil believes he is doing good? Through the lenses of Jung, Kant, Kundera, Balkan, Plato, Bradwardine, Aristotle, Hume, Blackburn, Descartes, Lavey, Thoreau, and Aquinas,The Devil and Philosophy takes a philosophical look at one of time's greatest characters. InThe Devil and Philosophy, 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski'sThe Ninth Gate to J. R. R. Tolkien'sThe Silmarillion to Bram Stoker'sDracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino's iconic performance inThe Devil's Advocate, this book demonstrates that a little devil goes a long way. From humorous appearances, as in Kevin Smith's filmDogma and Chuck Palahniuk's novelsDamned andDoomed, to more villainous appearances, such as Gabriel Byrne's cold outing as Satan inEnd of Days,The Devil in Philosophy proves that the Devil comes in many forms.Are there any good arguments for the actual existence of the Devil? Does demonic evil thrive in Gotham City? Can humans really be accountable for all evil? Which truths about the Devil are actual facts? Is Milton correct, in that the Devil believes he is doing good? Through the lenses of Jung, Kant, Kundera, Balkan, Plato, Bradwardine, Aristotle, Hume, Blackburn, Descartes, Lavey, Thoreau, and Aquinas,The Devil and Philosophy takes a philosophical look at one of time's greatest characters.
Robert Arp is a philosopher and author/editor of numerous books and articles on philosophy and philosophy and pop culture. A data analyst for the United States Army, he lives in Overland Park, KS.
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Title:The Devil and Philosophy: The Nature Of His GameFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:August 29, 2014Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812698541

ISBN - 13:9780812698541

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