Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil
Edited by Robin May Schott
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Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil by Robin May Schott
Book DescriptionAny 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219015
(5983mm x 3971mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 11-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Inspired by the conviction of the big questions of human existence, this anthology includes matters of love and hate, responsibility and war, that matter to us both as individuals and as citizens of a global order. It focuses on the relation between self and other, ambiguity and ambivalence, and between the problem of evil and responses to it.
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Author Biography - Robin May Schott
Robin May Schott is Associate Professor of Philosophy at The Danish University of Education. She is author of Discovering Feminist Philosophy and Cognition and Eros: A Critique of the Kantian Paradigm and editor of Feminist Interpretations of Immanuel Kant.
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