Women And Evil / Edition 1

Women And Evil / Edition 1

by Nel Noddings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520074130

ISBN-13: 9780520074132

Pub. Date: 05/08/1991

Publisher: University of California Press


Human beings love to fictionalize evil--to terrorize each other with stories of defilement, horror, excruciating pain, and divine retribution. Beneath the surface of bewitchment and half-sick amusement, however, lies the realization that evil is real and that people must find a way to face and overcome it. What we require, Carl Jung suggested, is a morality of…  See more details below

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Human beings love to fictionalize evil--to terrorize each other with stories of defilement, horror, excruciating pain, and divine retribution. Beneath the surface of bewitchment and half-sick amusement, however, lies the realization that evil is real and that people must find a way to face and overcome it. What we require, Carl Jung suggested, is a morality of evil--a carefully thought out plan by which to manage the evil in ourselves, in others, and in whatever deities we posit. This book is not written from a Jungian perspective, but it is nonetheless an attempt to describe a morality of evil.
 
One suspects that descriptions of evil and the so-called problem of evil have been thoroughly suffused with male interests and conditioned by masculine experience. This result could hardly have been avoided in a sexist culture, and recognizing the truth of such a claim does not commit us to condemn every male philosopher and theologian who has written on the problem. It suggests, rather, that we may get a clearer view of evil if we take a different standpoint. The standpoint I take here will be that of women; that is, I will attempt to describe evil from the perspective of women's experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520074132
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/08/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1.Evil and Ethical Terror5
2.The Devil's Gateway35
3.The Angel in the House59
4.Toward a Phenomenology of Evil90
5.Pain as Natural Evil122
6.Helplessness: The Pain of Poverty156
7.War178
8.Terrorism, Torture, and Psychological Abuse206
9.Educating for a Morality of Evil229
Notes247
Selected Bibliography265
Index273

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