Confronting Evils

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | A Public Affair

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UW-Madison professor Claudia Card

UW-Madison professor Claudia Card

On Tuesday, June 4th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed UW-Madison philosophy professor Claudia Card about her book “Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide”. Throughout the hour they discussed what makes something evil, examples of evil within our world today, and what our responsibility to combat evil is.

“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.”

-Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide

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