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

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Overview

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?'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739136522
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 9/24/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • File size: 396 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.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Prevalence of Evil
Chapter 3 Epistemic Aspects of Evil: The Three Monkeys Meet The Atrocity Paradigm
Chapter 4 Atrocity, Harm and Resistance: A Situated Understanding of Genocidal Rape
Chapter 5 War Rape and the Political Concept of Evil
Chapter 6 When to Intervene: Atrocity, Inequality, and Oppression
Chapter 7 Evil and Forgiveness: The Possibility of Moral Redemption
Chapter 8 Moral Powers and Forgivable Evils
Chapter 9 Self-inflicted Evils and Self-forgiveness
Chapter 10 Evil, Atrocity and Harm
Chapter 11 Reframing Perspectives on Evil: Accountability, Moral Responsibility and Collective Judgment
Chapter 12 Afterword
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