Confronting Evils

Author: Claudia Card
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139491709
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In this contribution to philosophical ethics, Claudia Card revisits the theory of evil developed in her earlier book The Atrocity Paradigm (2002), and expands it to consider collectively perpetrated and collectively suffered atrocities. Redefining evil as a secular concept and focusing on the inexcusability - rather than the culpability - of atrocities, Card examines the tension between responding to evils and preserving humanitarian values. This stimulating and often provocative book contends that understanding the evils in terrorism, torture and genocide enables us to recognise similar evils in everyday life: daily life under oppressive regimes and in racist environments; violence against women, including in the home; violence and executions in prisons; hate crimes; and violence against animals. Card analyses torture, terrorism and genocide in the light of recent atrocities, considering whether there can be moral justifications for terrorism and torture, and providing conceptual tools to distinguish genocide from non-genocidal mass slaughter.

Confronting Evils

Author: Claudia Card
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521728362
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this new contribution to philosophical ethics, Claudia Card revisits the theory of evil developed in her earlier book The Atrocity Paradigm (2002), and expands it to consider collectively perpetrated and collectively suffered atrocities. Redefining evil as a secular concept and focusing on the inexcusability - rather than the culpability - of atrocities, Card examines the tension between responding to evils and preserving humanitarian values. This stimulating and often provocative book contends that understanding the evils in terrorism, torture and genocide enables us to recognise similar evils in everyday life: daily life under oppressive regimes and in racist environments; violence against women, including in the home; violence and executions in prisons; hate crimes; and violence against animals. Card analyses torture, terrorism and genocide in the light of recent atrocities, considering whether there can be moral justifications for terrorism and torture, and providing conceptual tools to distinguish genocide from non-genocidal mass slaughter.

Confronting Evils

Author: Claudia Card
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ISBN: 9780511909368
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This philosophical study of collectively perpetrated and suffered atrocities examines the tension between responding to evils and preserving humanitarian values.

The Atrocity Paradigm

Author: Claudia Card
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195181265
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What distinguishes evils from ordinary wrongs? Are some evils unforgivable? How should we respond to evils? Card offers a secular theory of evil--representing a compromise between classic utilitarian and stoic approaches--that responds to these and other questions.

The Unnatural Lottery

Author: Claudia Card
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439903603
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A philosophical defense of the concept of moral luck as mediated by gender, race, social class, and sexual passions and an exploration of its implications for responsibility.

Political Evil

Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307473015
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A leading political scientist identifies "political evil" as wrongdoing perpetrated by individuals with specific political goals, cites specific examples throughout the world and explains that important changes can be initiated through adjustments in how political evil is treated.

The Lucifer Effect

Author: Philip G. Zimbardo
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812974441
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Discusses why people are susceptible to the power of evil, the ability of group dynamics and situational pressures to transform human behavior, the significance of disobedience, and the true nature of heroism.

The Third Person

Author: Roberto Esposito
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745643973
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Roberto Esposito is one of leading figures in a new generation of Italian philosophers. This book criticizes the notion of the person and develops an original account of the concept of the impersonal - what he calls the third person

The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252036344
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Collects essays, articles, and plays by the French writer, including "A story I used to tell myself," and "What can literature do?"

Wounded I Am More Awake

Author: Julia Lieblich
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 0826518257
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Recounts the story of a psychiatrist who was imprisoned in a Bosnian concentration camp and discusses his current work as a therapist using his experiences and medical training to treat other survivors.