Verso, 1996. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Item #89141
210 pages. 8 essays on evil, mostly in the Second World War. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.
The second volume in the S series, this book marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Immanuel Kant's Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone, where Kant first proposed, and quickly withdrew in horror, the concept of radical evil - an evil at the very heart of the ethical problematic. It also marks the recent publication in English of Lacan's Ethics of Psychoanalysis, one of Lacan's more important and influential seminars, in which he discusses the rise since the 19th century of a certain happiness in evil.