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Confronting Evils Terrorism, Torture, Genocide

ISBN-10: 0521728363
ISBN-13: 9780521728362
Edition: 2010
Authors: Claudia Card
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188

Preface and acknowledgements
List of acronyms and abbreviations
The concept of evil
Inexcusable wrongs
The Atrocity Paradigm
Demythologizing evil: Arendt, Milgram, and Zimbardo
Overview of revisions
Moral excuses
Ordinary evils
Institutional evil: the case of the death penalty
Between good and evil
Kant's theses on radical evil
Kant's moral excluded middle
Evils vs. lesser wrongs
Two ways to lack unity in the will
Gray zones
Diabolical evil revisited
Complicity in structural evils
Collectively perpetrated evils
Institutions and social structure
Oppression
Structural groups
Complicity in evil practices
To whom (or to what) can evils be done?
Contexts and problematic cases
Harm and well-being
What makes harm intolerable?
Degradation and the capacity approach to harm
Trees as victims
The �lives� of ecosystems, species, and Gaia
Harm to human groups
Concluding questions
Terrorism, torture, genocide
Counterterrorism
Hobbesian and Kantian approaches
International rules of war vs. subjective improvisations of terrorism
The military model of countetterrorism
An analogy with private counterterrorisms
Justice for the unjust
Low-profile terrorism
Two models of terrorism
War on terrorism and the group target model
Rape terrorism
Beyond the two models
How terrorism works
Conscientious torture?
The revived torture debates
The misnamed �one-off� case
Dershowitz, the ticking bomb, and torture warrants
The failures of excuses for conscientious torture
Ordinary torture
The experience of Jean Am�ry
The UN definition
Applying the UN definition to the �clean� techniques
Five kinds of ordinary, mostly civilian, torture
What Bentham's definition misses
Genocide is social death
Prologue
The concept of genocide and philosophical reflection on genocide
The murder of groups
The UN definition of �genocide�
The specific evil of genocide
Genocide by forced impregnation
A paradox
The Brana plan for ethnic cleansing
How can expulsion and mass rape aimed at expulsion be genocidal?
�In whole or in part�
Hate crimes and assimilations
The �logical glitch�
Sperm as a biological weapon
Bibliography
List of films referred to
List of websites for international documents
Index

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