Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card

Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card

by Andrea Veltman
     
 

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Until recently, philosophers have discussed evil primarily in theodicial contexts in pondering why a perfect God does not abolish evil. Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card reflects a burgeoning interest among philosophers in a broader array of ethical and political questions concerning evils. Written in tribute to Claudia

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Until recently, philosophers have discussed evil primarily in theodicial contexts in pondering why a perfect God does not abolish evil. Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card reflects a burgeoning interest among philosophers in a broader array of ethical and political questions concerning evils. Written in tribute to Claudia Card_whose distinguished academic career has culminated in the development of a new theory of evil_this collection of new essays explores the concept of evil, the multifaceted harms of brutal political violence, and the appropriateness of forgiveness as an ethical response to evils. Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness brings together an international cohort of distinguished philosophers who mediate with Card upon an array of twentieth-century atrocities and on the nature of evil actions, persons, and institutions. Contributors explore questions such as 'What distinguishes evil from lesser wrongdoing?' 'Is culpable wrongdoing a necessary component of evil?' 'How are we to understand atrocious political violence?' 'What are the best moral and political responses to atrocities?' 'Are there moral obligations to forgive contrite perpetrators of evils?' and 'Can anyone claim moral innocence amid a climate of evildoing?'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739136522
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/24/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
238
File size:
405 KB

Meet the Author

Andrea Veltman is assistant professor of philosophy at James Madison University. Kathryn J. Norlock is associate professor of philosophy at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Kathryn J. Norlock is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University. She is the author of Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective (2008) and co-editor of Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness (2009).

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