Speaking of Evil

Speaking of Evil
Title Speaking of Evil PDF eBook
Author Matthew Boedy
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 115
Release 2018-10-15
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 1498578446

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Rhetoric and the Responsibility to and for Language: Speaking of Evil relocates the “problem of evil”— the question of why God would allow for the existence of evil—and surveys it as a rhetorical problem. It raises this question: if we speak evil, how shall we speak of evil? When we communicate, we are naming, and evil as the corruption of language plays a central role in that naming. Evil freezes our words, convinces us we have the sole right to their definitions, and generally stifles the dynamic gift of language. By looking at how people in different eras and situations have named evil, this book suggests how we can better take responsibility for our words and why we owe a responsibility to language as our ethical stance toward evil.

Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil
Title Speak No Evil PDF eBook
Author Uzodinma Iweala
Publisher HarperCollins
Pages 204
Release 2018-03-06
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0062199099

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Winner of the Gold Nautilus Award for Fiction | A Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist |One of Bustle’s and Paste’s Most Anticipated Fiction Books of the Year “Speak No Evil is the rarest of novels: the one you start out just to read, then end up sinking so deeply into it, seeing yourself so clearly in it, that the novel starts reading you.” — Marlon James, Booker Award-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings In the tradition of Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Speak No Evil explores what it means to be different in a fundamentally conformist society and how that difference plays out in our inner and outer struggles. It is a novel about the power of words and self-identification, about who gets to speak and who has the power to speak for other people. As heart-wrenching and timely as his breakout debut, Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala’s second novel cuts to the core of our humanity and leaves us reeling in its wake. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he’s a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer—an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders—and the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.

Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil
Title Speak No Evil PDF eBook
Author Allison Brennan
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 434
Release 2007-01-30
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0345497252

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Don’t say a word. . . . Just scream. The murder of eighteen-year-old Angie Vance was exceptionally vile–her mouth was sealed with glue, an obscenity was scrawled across her skin, and she was suffocated in a garbage bag. The killing seems personal, so police detective Carina Kincaid focuses her efforts on the victim’s much older ex-boyfriend, Steve Thomas. But without physical evidence, Carina can’t make a collar or a case. She also can’t stop Sheriff Nick Thomas, the prime suspect’s brother, from conducting his own unwelcome investigation. Though Nick is still scarred and unsteady from a recent confrontation with a serial killer, he’s determined to prove his brother’s innocence. But his confidence is shaken when he learns of Steve’s dark side, and when a friend of the murdered girl meets a similarly gruesome fate. With no time to lose, Carina and Nick work together to trap a psychopath, before another unlucky woman faces an unspeakable end.

Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil
Title Speak No Evil PDF eBook
Author Jon B. Gould
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Pages 254
Release 2010-02-15
Genre Law
ISBN 0226305139

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Opponents of speech codes often argue that liberal academics use the codes to advance an agenda of political correctness. But Jon B. Gould's provocative book, based on an enormous amount of empirical evidence, reveals that the real reasons for their growth are to be found in the pragmatic, almost utilitarian, considerations of college administrators. Instituting hate speech policy, he shows, was often a symbolic response taken by university leaders to reassure campus constituencies of their commitment against intolerance. In an academic version of "keeping up with the Joneses," some schools created hate speech codes to remain within what they saw as the mainstream of higher education. Only a relatively small number of colleges crafted codes out of deep commitment to their merits. Although college speech codes have been overturned by the courts, Speak No Evil argues that their rise has still had a profound influence on curtailing speech in other institutions such as the media and has also shaped mass opinion and common understandings of constitutional norms. Ultimately, Gould contends, this kind of informal law can have just as much power as the Constitution.

Talking about Evil

Talking about Evil
Title Talking about Evil PDF eBook
Author Rina Lazar
Publisher Routledge
Pages 360
Release 2016-10-04
Genre Psychology
ISBN 1317328426

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How can we talk about evil? How can we make sense of its presence all around us? How can we come to terms with the sad fact that our involvement in doing or enabling evil is an interminable aspect of our lives in the world? This book is an attempt to engage these questions in a new way. Written from within the complicated reality of Israel, the contributors to this book forge a collective effort to think about evil from multiple perspectives. A necessary effort, since psychoanalysis has been slow to account for the existence of evil, while philosophy and the social sciences have tended to neglect its psychological aspects. The essays collected here join to form a wide canvas on which a portrait of evil gradually emerges, from the Bible, through the enlightenment to the Holocaust; from Kant, through Freud, Klein, Bromberg and Stein to Arendt, Agamben and Bauman; using literature, history, cinema, social theory and psychoanalysis. Talking about Evil opens up a much needed space for thinking, in itself an antidote to evil. It will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and scholars and students of philosophy, social theory and the humanities.

Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil
Title Speak No Evil PDF eBook
Author Liana Gardner
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2019-10
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 9781944109363

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TRUTH IS THE HARBINGER OF HELL What if every time you told the truth, evil followed? My name is Melody Fisher. My daddy was a snake handler in Appalachia until Mama died. Though years have passed, I can still hear the rattle before the strike that took her from me. And it's all my fault. Since then, I've been passed around from foster home to foster home. I didn't think anything could be as bad as losing Mama. I was wrong. But I will not speak of things people have done to me. Every time I do, worse evil follows. Now, the only thing I trust is what saved me years ago. Back when I would sing the snakes calm...

Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil
Title Speak No Evil PDF eBook
Author Sally Rigby
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2023-12-19
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781805086215

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What happens when someone's too scared to speak? Ex-police officer Sebastian Clifford had decided to limit his work as a private investigator, until Detective Constable Bird, aka Birdie, asks for his help. Twelve months ago, a young girl was abandoned on the streets of Market Harborough in shocking circumstances. Since then, the child has barely spoken and with the police unable to trace her identity, they've given up. The social services team in charge of the case worry that the child has an intellectual disability but Birdie and her aunt, who's fostering the little girl, disagree and believe she's gifted and intelligent, but something bad happened and she's living in constant fear. Clifford trusts Birdie's instinct and together they work to find out who the girl is, so she can be freed from the past. But as secrets are uncovered, the pair realise it's not just the child who's in danger. Speak No Evil is the second in the Detective Sebastian Clifford series. Perfect for readers of Faith Martin, Matt Brolly and Joy Ellis. What readers are saying about Speak No Evil: 'Gripping. This was compulsive reading, from start to finish. My one regret is I've finished it. I can't wait for the next one.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This is a wonderful addition to this thrilling series! Wonderful well-written plot... Love the well fleshed-out characters and found them believable. Great suspense and action... Such a thrilling read that I couldn't put it down.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This is a terrific read.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I couldn't put this one down... what a great twist in the end... so looking forward to book 3.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Excellent. Love this series... well thought-out characters and splendid plot... Thoroughly recommend, try it.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A winner! Great stories and great characters... Just up my street.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Loved it. Another great read... Love the characters.' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐