Table of contents for The roots of evil / John Kekes.

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Preface	00
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Problem and the Approach	00
	1.1 What Is Evil?	00
	1.2 Approaches to Explanation	00
	1.3 Toward an Adequate Explanation	00
	1.4 The Approach	00
Part One: Forms of Evil	00
Chapter 2. The Sleep of Reason	00
	2.1 Crusade against the Cathars	00
	2.2 Possible Excuses		00
	2.3 Appeal to Faith	00
	2.4 The Permanent Threat of Faith	00
	2.5 Faith and Evil	00
Chapter 3. Perilous Dreams		00
	3.1 Background		00
	3.2 The Terror	00
	3.3 The Ideologue	00
	3.4 Justification by Ideology	00
	3.5 Ideology and Evil	00
Chapter 4. A Fatal Fusion	00
	4.1 Inferno	00
	4.2 The Man	00
	4.3 His Responsibility and Choices	00
	4.4 His Character	00
	4.5 Ambition and Evil	00
Chapter 5. The Revenge of Ruined Pride		00
	5.1 The Crimes and the Criminal	00
	5.2 The Vice	00
	5.3 The Motive	00
	5.4 The Judgment	00
	5.5 Envy and Evil	00
Chapter 6. Wickedness in High Places		00
	6.1 What Was Done	00
	6.2 Why Was It Done	00
	6.3 Failed Justification	00
	6.4 Condemnation	00
	6.5 Honor and Evil	00
Chapter 7. Disenchantment with Ordinary Life	00
	7.1 The Psychopath	00
	7.2 Boredom	00
	7.3 Prevalence	00
	7.4 The Thrill of Evil	00
	7.5 Boredom and Evil		00
Chapter 8. Taking Stock	00
	8.1 Sources of Evil		00
	8.2 Responsibility	00
	8.3 Intention	00
	8.4 Realism about Evil	00
	8.5 The Approach	00
Part Two: Explanations of Evil	00
Chapter 9. External Explanations		00
	9.1 Four Types of Explanation		00
	9.2 Evil as Unavoidable	00
	9.3 Reasons against Explaining Evil as Unavoidable	00
	9.4 Evil as Corruption	00
	9.5 Reasons against Explaining Evil as Corruption	00
Chapter 10. A Biological Explanation	00
	10.1 Natural Goodness and Defect	00
	10.2 The Human Good	00
	10.3 Practical Reason	00
	10.4 What Reason Requires and Allows	00
	10.5 Nature and Evil		00
Chapter 11. Internal Explanations	00
	11.1 Evil as Malfunction		00
	11.2 Reasons against Explaining Evil as Malfunction	00
	11.3 Evil as Natural		00
	11.4 Reasons against Explaining Evil as Natural	00
	11.5 Transition to Mixed Explanation	00
Chapter 12. The Mixed Explanation	00
	12.1 Preamble	00
	12.2 The Conditions	00
	12.3 The Internal Condition	00
	12.4 The External Condition	00
	12.5 Reason	00
Chapter 13. Responsibility	00
	13.1 The Approach	00
	13.2 The Account	00
	13.3 Excuses	00
	13.4 Intention	00
	13.5 Shibboleths	00
Chapter 14. Toward Elementary Decency	00
	14.1 The Secular Problem of Evil	00
	14.2 Morality	00
	14.3 Internal Reasons	00
	14.4 External Reasons	00
	14.5 The Permanent Threat of Evil	00
Chapter 15. Conclusion: What Is to Be Done? 	00
	15.1 Changing Internal Conditions	00
	15.2 Changing External Conditions	00
	15.3 Summary	00
Notes		00
Works Cited	00
Index		00

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Good and evil.