In our modern world, we routinely face the kinds of evil that make wrongdoing of the past seem comparatively harmless. At the same time, it can sometimes be hard to see evil in the midst of apparent striving for good.
In this classic work, Alfred Schütze argues that we can address these issues only by recognizing evil in its many guises. In particular, he distinguishes between two opposing forms of evil, whose enigmatic development he traces in mythology, literature, and scientific thought.
This is a challenging but rewarding book that gets to the heart of many contemporary struggles and offers approaches that could help.