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The Anatomy of Evil de Michael H. Stone
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The Anatomy of Evil (edició 2009)

de Michael H. Stone

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The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them "evil." In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone--host of Discovery Channel's former series Most Evil--uses this common emotional reaction to horrifying acts as his starting point to explore the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behavior that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. He traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of the worst crimes--sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death. Stone then turns to the various factors that, singly or intertwined, contribute to pushing certain people over the edge into committing heinous crimes. They include heredity, adverse environments, violence-prone cultures, mental illness or brain injury, and abuse of mind-altering drugs. All are considered in the search for the root causes of evil behavior. What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.… (més)
Membre:knightlight777
Títol:The Anatomy of Evil
Autors:Michael H. Stone
Informació:Prometheus Books (2009), Edition: 3rd Printing, Hardcover, 430 pages
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Evil Screens es, por un lado, un ensayo sobre la moral, los valores sociales y la opinión pública. Por otro lado, es un análisis de los medios de comunicación y la cultura visual. No obstante, trata de muchos más temas, desde la polémica sobre el velo islámico hasta la publicidad o las descargas de Internet. Aunque su objetivo es ser un trabajo riguroso también pretende estar escrito con un tono intempestivo, provocador, rapsódico y, hasta cierto punto, humorístico. Contiene, además, decenas de ilustraciones. En el libro se analiza la obra de muchos autores (v. las referencias al final) pero hay algunos que se estudian con más extensión, veámoslo desglosando los capítulos. Cap. 1 Highway to Hell. Es un capítulo introductorio donde se plantea el tema de la denominada crisis de valores y algunas confusiones políticas de nuestro tiempo. Cap. 2 E.T.A. P.C. trata de la semántica del terrorismo. Cap. 3 La razón de las víctimas trata sobre la centralidad del concepto de víctima y su instrumentalización. Cap. 4 Mentes veladas. Aquí se analiza como ejemplo de problema moral el velo islámico. Cap. 5 La civilización, en máximos mínimos es una crítica del discurso apocalíptico de Mario Vargas Llosa en su libro La civilización del espectáculo. Cap. 6 La verdadera telebasura. Es el capítulo central del libro y el más extenso. Se analiza la televisión como ejemplo de proyección de valores sociales, centrándose en el caso de los telediarios. A la vez se realiza un estudio de la cultura visual. Los autores principales que se estudian son Neil Postman, Marshall McLuhan, Giovanni Sartori, Umberto Eco, Noam Chomsky, Raúl Rodríguez Ferrándiz, Hannah Arendt, Enrique Gil Calvo, Arcadi Espada, Gonzalo Abril, Lorenzo Vilches, etc. Cap. 7 Barra libre. Trata sobre la ideología de Internet. Autores principales: Diego Beas y Manuel Castells. No obstante, hay muchas más referencias. Cap. 8 y la falsa opinión pública. Es el capítulo más político del libro y se centra en la configuración de la denominada opinión pública. Autores: Platón, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, Jürgen Habermas, George Santayana y, especialmente, Walter Lippmann. ( )
  aliexpo | Mar 2, 2020 |
At turns fascinating and horrifying, Doctor Michael H. Stone's analysis of Evil in mankind is quite well done. Starting out with Dante Alighieri's different levels of hell, Dr. Stone attempts to classify levels of evil according to a certain standard. This is something that is difficult to do, seeing as how people do not all come from the same mold. There are signs that one can follow; like when a child enjoys torturing animals, but even that is not decisive.

Anyway, Stone's system is called The Gradations of Evil. In it, there are 22 different levels, going from justified self-defense killing all the way to sadistic torture murders. In the book, there are short biographies of the criminals or perpetrators, the crimes they committed and a supposed rating on the scale. Some of these atrocities go beyond imagination and defy our sense of decency, justice, and a loving God.

Some of the criminals I have heard of, mostly from the news, but most I have not. This is mostly because I don't really gain joy from reading about horrible things people do to each other. The one that stays in my mind the most is probably the one where a father injected his own 5-year old son with HIV positive blood, giving him AIDS just so he could avoid being a parent. ( )
  Floyd3345 | Jun 15, 2019 |
An in depth look at identifying evil traits in individuals and categorizing magnitude is presented in this scholarly work by Dr. Stone. The cases related in the book are truly frightening and often it was not comfortable reading of the depravity and cruelty exhibited by these individuals. Yet it was worthwhile to gain understanding as to how and why these people get to where they are and what they do.

Dr. Stone centerpiece is in creating a rating or ranking system numerically presented to gauge the level of evil they wrought. He delves into conditions that he believes contribute to what makes up the mindset of those that commit the acts. And in some it seems it is hard to reckon what goes on in their head.

Understanding is one thing, preventing and deterrence is the real challenge we face. It is clear that some slipped through the legal system. It is this system that needs reevaluation itself to help prevent the continued violence. The conclusion being these individuals must be identified early and never let back into society. ( )
  knightlight777 | Jun 3, 2013 |
Clear exploration of one of the most vexing problems facing humanity; why do some people perpetrate such evil? Are people born bad, made bad or a mixture of both? Dr. Stone carefully explores these issues using copious cases examples. The only criticism I have relates to the lack of focus on social psychological forces leading to evil action (e.g., decent person in a evil situation leading to evil action). ( )
  gkonopas | Apr 19, 2013 |
Essentially snapshots of endless case studies taken from newspaper & magazine articles, in addition to seemingly every book ever written on American sociopathic individuals. Ponderous, repetitive, sensationalist, superficial, non-academic, with a dopey, inconsistent "scale of evil" measurement. But what the heck, you learn stuff even from disappointing "compendiums" like this. Little things that make you shiver, make you nauseated, make you feel lucky you escaped alive. I now know I was married to a sociopath for 42 years. It's a very liberating piece of information ( )
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The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them "evil." In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone--host of Discovery Channel's former series Most Evil--uses this common emotional reaction to horrifying acts as his starting point to explore the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behavior that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines. Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. He traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of the worst crimes--sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death. Stone then turns to the various factors that, singly or intertwined, contribute to pushing certain people over the edge into committing heinous crimes. They include heredity, adverse environments, violence-prone cultures, mental illness or brain injury, and abuse of mind-altering drugs. All are considered in the search for the root causes of evil behavior. What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

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