The Ranges of Evil

The Ranges of Evil: Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Wickedness
edited by William Andrew Myers

ISBN: 1-904710-25-5

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1:Why Do People Do Evil?

Team Spirit: Doing Bad Things in the Cause of Good
Daniel JH Greenwood

Intention and Legitimacy in the Commission of Collective Evil
Brian E. Fogarty

From Individual Discontent to Collective Armed Struggle: Personal Accounts of the Impetus for Membership or Non-Membership in Paramilitary Groups
Mark Burgess, Neil Ferguson, and Ian Hollywood

The Unbearable Brutality of Being: Casual Cruelty in Prison and What This Tells Us About Who We Really Are
Diana Medlicott

PART 2: Evil in Theory: Conceptual Frameworks

Thinking Less or Thinking Differently? Jaspers and Kant on Understanding the Inscrutable Nature of Evil
Petruschka Schaafsma

Anthropocentrism and Natural Suffering
Nathan Kowalsky

The Status of Ethics in Contemporary IR Theory
Slawomir Rzeszotko

Harm and Transgression in International Criminal Justice
Stephen Riley

PART 3: Evil in Practice: Political Phenomena

The Evils of [Same] Sex: The U.S. Gay Marriage Debate
Margaret Sönser Breen

Anger vs. Dejection vs. Avarice vs. Non-Resistance: Sin and Political Theory in the Vita of “Good King Wenceslaus”
Stephen Morris

Dichotomous Thinking and the Culture of Destruction: Revisiting Youth Activism in China During the May Fourth Period
Haijing Dai

Identifying the Enemy: Deconstructing Drugs and Addiction
Ilana Mountian

PART 4: Evil and the Human Psyche
Antecedents of Evil: Dissociative Contagion and the Collapse of Psychic Space
Karen M. Peoples

Klein and Melville: Psychic Aggressions
Dan Turner

Non-Human, In-Human and Post-Human: Reflexions on Evil and the Construction of Human Identity
Gisèle S. Szczyglak

Writing Trauma, Writing the Body: Some Reflections on the Representation of Evil and Suffering
Laura Di Prete

Evil and the Despairing Individual: A Kierkegaardian Account
Karen D. Hoffman

PART 5: Oppression

Mephistopheles Revisited: The Case of Dr. Emmenberger in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s Der Verdacht
Vera B. Profit

Playing God and Playing Games: The Nature of the Evil in the Dystopic Novels of Margaret Atwood
Lisa J. Weckerle

Hierarchical Power and Oppression in the works of Franz Kafka and Robert Louis Stevenson
Annette McLaren

The Evil Experiment: Masculine Science in Arthur Machen’s Fiction
Amanda L. Mordavsky

PART 6: Anomie and Apocalypse

No Room for Grace: Apocalypsis and Political Drama in Lars von Trier’s Dogville
Mauricio D. Aguilera-Linde and Margarita Carretero-González

The Monstrosity of Auschwitz in Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage (1948)
Marek Haltof

Inside Out and Outside In: Constructions of Evil in Contemporary British Drama
Annette Pankratz

Jack Be Evil, Jack Be Quick: Reflections on the Necessary Evils of “24”
Ted Turnau

Wickedness as the Expression of “Difference” in Late Aesthetic and Decadent Fiction
Adelina Sánchez Espinosa

Writing for Want of a Better World: Agota Kristov’s Trilogy of all Evils
Jean-Philippe Imbert

PART 7: Responses to Evil

To Survive as a Slave
Nina Bosnicova

Truth Telling as a Tool to Repair Past Wrongs
Monica Greenwell Janzen

An Argument for the Moral Responsibility of Present Day American Whites For the Inherited Legacy of American Slavery
Amy Hilden

Individual and Collective Responsibility for Wrongs of the Past
William Andrew Myers

Taking a Stand Against Evil: When Good People Refuse to Forgive
Shelby Therese Weitzel