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Evil's Agency

Keith Doubt

in Understanding Evil

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780823227006
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235872 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823227006.003.0006
Evil's Agency

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This chapter considers the relation between an intellectual's work and an intellectual's life, and whether the knowledge of how an intellectual debased his or her life contributes to a critical understanding of an intellectual's work. Mihailo Markovic is a world-renowned Yugoslav philosopher recognized for his writing on humanism, social democracy, and human rights. However, what is now intellectually vexatious and morally disheartening is that Markovic became a major supporter of Slobodan Milosevic. He was a key ideologue in Milosevic's political party responsible for planning, initiating, and carrying out war crimes and crimes against humanity in Bosnia–Herzegovina.

Keywords: Bosnia; Mihailo Markovic; praxis; intellectuals; Slobodan Milosevic; crimes against humanity

Chapter.  4571 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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