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Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil : A Hypatia Book - Robin May Schott

Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil

A Hypatia Book

By: Robin May Schott (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 2007
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Any glance at the contemporary history of the world shows that the problem of evil is a central concern for people everywhere. In the last few years, terrorist attacks, suicide bombings, and ethnic and religious wars have only emphasized humanity's seemingly insatiable capacity for violence. In Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil, Robin May Schott brings an international group of contemporary feminist philosophers into debates on evil and terrorism. The invaluable essays collected here consider gender-specific evils such as the Salem witch trials, women's suffering during the Holocaust, mass rape in Bosnia, and repression under the Taliban, as well as more generalized acts of violence such as the 9/11 bombings, the Madrid train station bombings, and violence against political prisoners. Readers of this sobering volume will find resources for understanding the vulnerability of human existence and what is at stake in the problem of evil.

"This recent collection is part of the current genre of works that present uniformly well-argued essays by women philosophers on topics that specifically reference women, in this case with respect to the problem of evil.... Those who are interested in evil and the moral complexity of the present will find numerous insights in this collection.... Good bibliographies included with each essay.... Recommended." -Choice


"... This volume advances philosophical discussions of evil and terrorism in ways that only those working from a feminist perspective would be able to do and is a great resource for any philosopher, feminist or not, who is working on evil or terrorism." -Tracy Isaacs, The University of Western Ontario, SIGNS , Winter 2009

Evil, terrorism, and genderp. 1
Feminist perspectives on evil : historical and contemporary perspectives
The devil's insatiable sex : a genealogy of evil incarnatep. 21
Irigaray's to be two : the problem of evil and the plasticity of incarnationp. 53
Genocide and social deathp. 71
Holes of oblivion : the banality of radical evilp. 87
Banal evil and useless knowledge : Hannah Arendt and Charlotte Delbo on evil after the Holocaustp. 110
February 22, 2001 : toward a politics of the vulnerable bodyp. 121
Obscene undersides : woman and evil between the Taliban and the United Statesp. 140
Cruelty, horror, and the will to redemptionp. 160
Forum on September 11, 2001 : feminist perspectives on terrorism
Terrorism, evil, and everyday depravityp. 195
Responding to 9/11 : military mode or civil law?p. 206
Naming terrorism as evilp. 219
The vertigo of secularization : narratives of evilp. 228
Willing the freedom of others after 9/11 : a Sartrean approach to globalization and children's rightsp. 245
Terrorism and democracy : between violence and justicep. 258
Those who "witness the evil" : peacekeeping as traumap. 271
The evils of the September attacksp. 284
Feminist reactions to the contemporary security regimep. 299
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ISBN: 9780253219015
ISBN-10: 0253219019
Series: A Hypatia Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53