Earth's Abominations: Philosophical Studies of Evil


This book philosophically explores a wide range of subjects relating to evil and human wickedness, including the nature of evil, explaining evil, evil and moral responsibility, and responding to evil.
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This book philosophically explores a wide range of subjects relating to evil and human wickedness, including the nature of evil, explaining evil, evil and moral responsibility, and responding to evil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789042012783
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Value Inquiry Book Series
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIEL M. HAYBRON is Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Arizona in Tucson, United States. He recently completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. His dissertation addresses the nature and significance of happiness. His primary research interests are in ethics and the philosophy of psychology. His papers have appeared, or are forthcoming, in American Philosophical Quarterly, The Journal of Happiness Studies, Metaphilosophy, Minds and Machines, The Monist, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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Table of Contents

ONE Daniel M. HAYBRON: Introduction: Evil as a Philosophical Concern
TWO Brian SCHAEFER: The Disvalue of Pain and Pain-Infliction
THREE L. A. ZAIBERT: Intentionality and Wickedness
FOUR Todd CALDER: Toward a Theory of Evil Acts: A Critique of Laurence Thomas’s Theory of Evil Acts
FIVE Daniel M. HAYBRON: Consistency of Character and the Character of Evil
SIX Stephen REBER: Evolution, Altruism, and Intergroup Aggression
SEVEN S. R. CHARLES: Plato’s Devil
EIGHT Stephen MORRIS: “Clothed in Scarlet, Clothed with the Sun”: Thoughts on the Women of Apocalypse 12 and 17
NINE Nafsika ATHANASSOULIS: Moral Luck and the Sources of Evil
TEN Michael BAVIDGE: Responsibility, Punishment, and Wickedness
ELEVEN Susan ROBBINS: Theodicy and Lament: Grappling with the Problem of Evil, Using Psalm 88
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