Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil

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<P>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.</P>
<P>Contents<BR>Acknowledgments<BR>1. Evil, Terrorism, and Gender Robin May Schott<BR>Part 1. Feminist Perspectives on Evil: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives<BR>2. The Devil's Insatiable Sex: A Genealogy of Evil Incarnate Margaret Denike<BR>3. Irigaray's To Be Two: The Problem of Evil and the Plasticity of Incarnation Ada S. Jaarsma<BR>4. Genocide and Social Death Claudia Card<BR>5. Holes of Oblivion: The Banality of Radical Evil Peg Birmingham<BR>6. Banal Evil and Useless Knowledge: Hannah Arendt and Charlotte Delbo on Evil after the Holocaust Jennifer L. Geddes<BR>7. February 22, 2001: Toward a Politics of the Vulnerable Body Debra Bergoffen<BR>8. Obscene Undersides: Woman and Evil between the Taliban and the United States Mary Anne Franks<BR>9. Cruelty, Horror, and the Will to Redemption Lynne S. Arnault<BR>Part 2. Forum on September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives on Terrorism<BR>10. Terrorism, Evil, and Everyday Depravity Bat-Ami Bar On<BR>11. Responding to 9/11: Military Mode or Civil Law? Claudia Card<BR>12. Naming Terrorism as Evil Alison M. Jaggar<BR>13. The Vertigo of Secularization: Narratives of Evil María Pía Lara<BR>14. Willing the Freedom of Others after 9/11: A Sartrean Approach to Globalization and Children's Rights Constance L. Mui and Julien S. Murphy<BR>15. Terrorism and Democracy: Between Violence and Justice María Isabel Peña Aguado<BR>16. Those Who "Witness the Evil": Peacekeeping as Trauma Sherene H. Razack<BR>17. The Evils of the September Attacks Sara Ruddick<BR>18. Feminist Reactions to the Contemporary Security Regime Iris Marion Young<BR>List of Contributors<BR>Index</P>



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Published 11 May 2007
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