The Anatomy of Evil

Author: Michael H. Stone, MD

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633883361

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

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FROM NARCISSISM TO AGGRESSION, AN ORIGINAL LOOK AT THE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND BEHAVIORS THAT CONSTITUTE EVIL In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines. Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, he traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death. What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

The Anatomy of Evil

Author: Charles W. Conn

Publisher: Pathway Press

ISBN: 0871480182

Category: Devil

Page: 160

View: 4280


This book addresses the nature and intent of Satan as part of God's plan. Through this Biblical understanding, you can live without fear or intimidation in these troubled times.

Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice

Author: Stephen De Wijze,Matthew H. Kramer,Ian Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135218560

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 3677


Throughout the English-speaking world, and in the many other countries where analytic philosophy is studied, Hillel Steiner is esteemed as one of the foremost contemporary political philosophers. This volume is designed as a festschrift for Steiner and as an important collection of philosophical essays in its own right. The editors have assembled a roster of highly distinguished international contributors, all of whom are eager to pay tribute to Steiner by focusing on topics on which he himself has concentrated. Some of the contributors engage directly with Steiner's work, whereas others focus not directly on his writings but instead grapple with issues that have figured prominently therein. Each essay seeks to advance the debates in which Steiner himself has so notably participated. The study concludes with a response by Steiner himself.

The Anatomy of a Christian

Author: E. MANN (Author of “The Anatomy of a Christian.”.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Anatomy of Murder

Author: Sabine Hildebrandt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785330683

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 3887


Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians. While politics and racial laws drove many anatomists from the profession, most who remained joined the Nazi party, and some helped to develop the scientific basis for its racialist dogma. As historian and anatomist Sabine Hildebrandt reveals, however, their complicity with the Nazi state went beyond the merely ideological. They progressed through gradual stages of ethical transgression, turning increasingly to victims of the regime for body procurement, as the traditional model of working with bodies of the deceased gave way, in some cases, to a new paradigm of experimentation with the “future dead.”

The Anatomy of Terrorism

Author: Mahmood bin Muhammad

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788176486828

Category: Social conflict

Page: 145

View: 2664


The Book Is About Terrorism As A Theme And The Myths Surrending It With Particular Reference To September 11, 2001. The Author Opens That Terrorism Has Nothing To Do With Religion And Is Due To Psychosocial Factors. The Book Has 18 Small Chapters.

The Anatomy of Grief

Author: A.S.Q.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467005541

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 2311


The book deals with the cosmos of grief taking it as a separate subject that is studied through its cross section after segmentalization. It is done by discussing the human state of affairs that generates tragedy at common levels. This exploration is achieved by devising new terminologies and expressions. Meanwhile the terms of some other subjects like science, arts and music have also been moulded to leave new meanings. The discussion on each of the terms varies in detail so whoever reads it may find a sense of association to some sort of similar grief existing in ones life. The blend of realistic, surrealistic and abstract ideas would invite the reader to think over the serious concerns that somehow damage the soul. The working of heart, mind, intentions and actions has been analysed. The reader would observe an effort done for revealing the mechanism of subconsciousness but without setting anyone a hero or a villain. Man is criticised for some aspects related to the shades of social, ethical interpersonal and to some extent religious practices. Aristotle once suggested that tragedy is possible without characters but not without action. This book coincidentally tries to achieve this because actions are found as characters causing tragedy simultaneously arousing pity and fear. As the name suggests the subject of grief has been dissected for an examination through autopsy. The book resembles a dictionary in its presentation for the conduction of concepts but without respecting the order of the entries.

The Anatomy of Drama

Author: Alan Reynolds Thompson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520375351

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

View: 3233


This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1942.

The Anatomy of Blackness

Author: Andrew S. Curran

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401509

Category: History

Page: 310

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This volume examines the Enlightenment-era textualization of the Black African in European thought. Andrew S. Curran rewrites the history of blackness by replicating the practices of eighteenth-century readers. Surveying French and European travelogues, natural histories, works of anatomy, pro- and anti-slavery tracts, philosophical treatises, and literary texts, Curran shows how naturalists and philosophes drew from travel literature to discuss the perceived problem of human blackness within the nascent human sciences. He also describes how a number of now-forgotten anatomists revolutionized the era’s understanding of black Africans and charts the shift of the slavery debate from the moral, mercantile, and theological realms toward that of the "black body" itself. In tracing this evolution, he shows how blackness changed from a mere descriptor in earlier periods into a thing to be measured, dissected, handled, and often brutalized. "A definitive statement on the complex, painful, and richly revealing topic of how the major figures of the French Enlightenment reacted to the enslavement of black Africans, often to their discredit. The fields of race studies and of Enlightenment studies are more than ready to embrace the type of analysis in which Curran engages, and all the more so in that his book is beautifully written and illustrated."— Symposium "This is an important contribution to an important topic. But it is also a model of how intellectual history should be done."— New Books in History "The breadth of Andrew Curran's knowledge about the Enlightenment is astonishing... The book makes the convincing point not only that Africa is a major focus in the Enlightenment's imagination, but also that natural history and anthropology are central to understanding not only its scientific agenda, but also its humanitarian politics."— Centaurus "Curran's Francotropism and medical background enable him to develop insights that should prove important to the ongoing transnationalization and discipline-blurring of literary and cultural studies."— Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment "Curran's ability to dissect and explain complicated arguments of the period's major thinkers is impressive."— Choice