Record:   Prev Next
作者 Card, Claudia
書名 Confronting evils : terrorism, torture, genocide / Claudia Card
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
國際標準書號 9780521899611 (hardback)
0521899613 (hardback)
9780521728362 (paperback)
0521728363 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  BJ1401 C293 2010    在架上    30560400595424
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  170 C266    在架上    30550100488004
 文哲所  199.1 C266    在架上    30580002817414
說明 xix, 329 p. ; 23 cm
附註 "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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 -- Counterterrorism -- Low-profile terrorism -- Conscientious torture? -- Ordinary torture -- Genocide is social death -- Genocide by forced impregnation
主題 Good and evil
Record:   Prev Next