Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

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Index
action
contrasted to behavior, 5–6, 12, 28,31,89,99
elements of
actor, 4–6, 13, 26, 109, 122–23, 131
conditions, 5, 7, 18, 29–31, 59, 69,74
end, 3–4, 14, 108, 111, 126, 134
means 4–5, 7, 13, 27, 44, 98, 108, 122, 124, 136
normative orientation, 4–7, 10, 12, 29–30, 46–47, 51, 69, 72–73, 78, 85, 108, 122
role of choice, 5–6, 31, 50–51, 59, 77, 112, 134
funeral service, as example of, 17–21
as nonrandom
in postmodernism, 67–68, 7273, 77
in Parson’s theory of action, 133–34
in Hobbes’ theorizing, 50
in relation to evil
Alexandar, 111
Bataille, 111
Baudrillard, 25, 91
Buber, 8, 65, 107
Cushman, 111
Gow, 122–23
Žižek, 112
as subject of social science
history, 4, 6
philosophy, 5–6, 50
political science, 4–5
psychology, 5, 81, 96
sociology, 4–5, 48, 96–98, 134–35
theory of,
Aristotle, 3, 108, 120
Burke, 4
Parsons, 4–5, 73, 123, 134
Akashi Yasushi, observations of Karadžić, 84
Alexandar, Jeffrey, 111
Andrić, Ivo
Bridge on the Drina, 101
scapegoating of Radosav 101
animals, contrasted to humans, 6, 19, 133
anomie, 29–30, 100, 134
anti-Semitism, 59, 81–82, 91–93, 105
Arendt, Hannah, on banality of evil, 110
Aristotle, 3–4, 108, 120
bad faith, 29, 49, 59–60, 105, 113, 127

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Part 1- Witnessing Evil 1
  • 1- Evil as Action 3
  • 2- Evil’s Direction 8
  • 3- Evil’s Reason 16
  • 4- Evil’s Vanity 25
  • 5- Rape as Evil 35
  • 6- Evil’s Agency 39
  • 7- Evil’s Disfigurement of Language 52
  • Part 2- Understanding Evil 63
  • 8- Postmodernism’s Relation to Evil 65
  • 9- Psychologizing Evil 80
  • 10- Ritualizing Evil 91
  • 11- Theorizing Evil with Socratic Nativeté 107
  • 12- Sociocide: a New Paradigm for Evil 119
  • References 139
  • Index 147
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