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Being Evil by Luke Russell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).

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Being Evil by Luke Russell (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 June 2022


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1 In Journal of Social Philosophy 34 (2003) 364–76CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

2 Russell's account has the implication that an individual could have an evil character and yet never perform a single evil action. He notes that some might find this implication to be a drawback of his theory, but I do not: sometimes, it seems to me, a person's evil actions reveal the evil that has been within them for a long time previous to action: think of the eventual school-shooter, for example, who has spent years in his basement building up his hatred, resentment, and self-pity.