The World Upside Down

The World Upside Down


The fact that there is a distinction between 'good' and 'evil' is the most fundamental moral truth we as humans know. Whoever looks around, encounters both. This leads to a question that has been preoccupying philosophers for centuries: how do you do it – deal well with evil?

The World Upside Down is a stimulating search for an answer, in which the Christian seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger and sloth) serve as the core structure. Remko van Broekhoven locates these sins in our contemporary world and shows that each of them also has a virtue within. How can we use that potential and turn the bad in the world into something good? For this too is a fundamental truth: there is not only the reality of today, but also that of the future – which we ourselves create.

With surprising examples from politics, popular culture and daily life, Van Broekhoven shows what tools the philosophy has to offer to us in order to change our behavior and improve the world.

 

  • Cover: paperback
  • Original title: De wereld omgekeerd. Hoe de filosofie je helpt goed om te gaan met het kwaad
  • Original language: Dutch
  • Translation: Snježana Cimić