Immanuel Kent's The Concept Of Evil

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“The Concept of Evil” research compiled by Tom Calder, explores Immanuel Kent’s controversial claims about true evil, which can encompass why humans are so self-oriented. “One of these claims is that there is a radical evil in human nature. By this he means that all human beings have a propensity to subordinate the moral law to self-interest and that this propensity is radical, or rooted, in human nature in the sense that it is inextirpable” (Calder). Self-interest is expressed by the ignorance of people who witnessed the Holocaust and today continue to deny the facts of the past. Within Night, Elie Wiesel describes how members of his Jewish community were transported and most impactful, how onlookers reacted to them being transported. “We
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