The Executioner (Penguin Great Ideas)

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9780141191638: The Executioner (Penguin Great Ideas)

Since their first publication in 1821, de Maistre's dark writings have fascinated and appalled critics, with their relentless hatred of the Enlightenment and view of humans as murderous beasts who can only be controlled by the threat of overwhelming punishment. Terrifying and bizarre, The Executioner is a meditation on human evil like no other.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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De Maistre's view on the innate sense of rage that pervades all creatures leading them on to their common doom.

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Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre (1753 - 1821) was a lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.

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Published by Penguin UK (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141191635 ISBN 13: 9780141191638
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