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Atrocity Paradigm A Theory of Evil

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ISBN-10: 0195145089

ISBN-13: 9780195145083

Edition: 2002

Authors: Claudia Card

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What distinguishes evils from ordinary wrongs? Is hatred a necessarily evil? Are some evils unforgivable? Are there evils we should tolerate? What can make evils hard to recognize? Are evils inevitable? How can we best respond to and live with evils? Claudia Card offers a secular theory of evil that responds to these questions and more. Evils, according to her theory, have two fundamental components. One component is reasonably foreseeable intolerable harm -- harm that makes a life indecent and impossible or that makes a death indecent. The other component is culpable wrongdoing. Atrocities, such as genocides, slavery, war rape, torture, and severe child abuse, are Card's paradigms because…    
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Book details

List price: $87.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/12/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 298
Size: 9.30" wide x 6.20" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The Atrocity Paradigm
Introduction: the Atrocity Paradigm
Nietzsche's Denial of Evil
Utilitarian Attack and Stoic Withdrawal: Two Extremes
Kant's Theory of Radical Evil
Prioritizing Evils Over Unjust Inequalities
Rape in War
Terrorism in the Home
The Moral Powers of Victims
The Moral Burdens and Obligations of Perpetrators
Gray Zones: Diabolical Evil Revisited