Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Difficulties of Ethical Life$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229734

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229734.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021

On Deception

On Deception

Radical Evil and the Destruction of the Archive

Chapter:
(p.195) 12 On Deception
Source:
Difficulties of Ethical Life
Author(s):

Peg Birmingham

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0013

This chapter shows how radical deception presents one of the most difficult challenges for ethical life today, which is totalitarianism. It begins by examining the claim that radical deception has something to do with the destruction of reality. It concludes that radical evil takes the form of a totalizing logic that dominates the whole of reality. When this occurs, nothing of an original archive remains.

Keywords:   archive, radical evil, totalitarianism, reality, deception, ethical life

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .