Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy

“Evil has become the subject of one book after another, but this is one book unlike any other – by a philosopher unlike any other.” —Bill Moyers, NOW

“We badly need alternative histories of philosophy. The story told (by me, among others) cries out for supplementation….Neiman’s snazzy prose makes this book a pleasure to read, as well as an immensely welcome change from the sort of history of philosophy to which we Anglophones have become accustomed.” —Richard Rorty, Common Knowledge 

“Scintillating and self-disciplined – a very rare thing in a philosopher.” —Jonathan Rée, Times Literary Supplement

“This is an accessible work of philosophy in the best sense, sharply focused on matters of vital human concern.” —Mark Lilla, New York Review of Books

“Provocative and profound.” —Damon Linker, Wall Street Journal

“This is a splendid book, written with grace and wit; again and again, Neiman writes the kind of sentences we dream of uttering in the perfect conversation: where every mot is bon. This is exemplary philosophy.” — Michael Walzer

“Succinctly, steadily and relentlessly written, the history of philosophy as philosophy could hardly be better done.” —Clifford Geertz

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