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Introduction

Ruth W. Grant

in Naming Evil Judging Evil

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780226306735
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226306742 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226306742.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how the “problem of evil” and the dilemmas of judgment that follow from it might be framed, each suggested by the fundamental questions: Why do the innocent suffer? How is it that so often human beings perpetrate evil in the name of the good? Is moral progress possible? It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to reflect on evil, on judgment, and on the intimate relations between them. This is followed by a brief discussion of the meaning of evil. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: evil; judgment; human beings; moral progress

Chapter.  5039 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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