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Confronting evils : terrorism, torture, genocide, Claudia Card

Label
Confronting evils : terrorism, torture, genocide
Title
Confronting evils
Title remainder
terrorism, torture, genocide
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Card
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Card, Claudia
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1401
LC item number
.C293 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Good and evil
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • Good and evil
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
  • Das Böse
  • Philosophie
  • Ethik
  • ˜Dasœ Böse
  • Folter
  • Terrorismus
  • Völkermord
  • Ethics
  • Homicide
  • Philosophy
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
Label
Confronting evils : terrorism, torture, genocide, Claudia Card
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Counterterrorism
  • Low-profile terrorism
  • Conscientious torture?
  • Ordinary torture
  • Genocide is social death
  • Genocide by forced impregnation
  • Part I.
  • Concept of evil
  • Inexcusable wrongs
  • Between good and evil
  • Complicity in structural evils
  • To whom (or to what?) can evils be done?
  • part II.
  • Terrorism, torture, genocide
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 329 p.
Isbn
9780521728362
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010022334
Other control number
40018325452
System control number
  • (OCoLC)634742939
  • (OCoLC)ocn634742939
Label
Confronting evils : terrorism, torture, genocide, Claudia Card
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Counterterrorism
  • Low-profile terrorism
  • Conscientious torture?
  • Ordinary torture
  • Genocide is social death
  • Genocide by forced impregnation
  • Part I.
  • Concept of evil
  • Inexcusable wrongs
  • Between good and evil
  • Complicity in structural evils
  • To whom (or to what?) can evils be done?
  • part II.
  • Terrorism, torture, genocide
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 329 p.
Isbn
9780521728362
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010022334
Other control number
40018325452
System control number
  • (OCoLC)634742939
  • (OCoLC)ocn634742939

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