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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT11

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT11
Start Date 24th Jan 2011 4:30pm
End Date 24th Jan 2011 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours

Luke Russell (Sydney) 'Evil and Extremity' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage


The notion of evil is under dispute. Some people believe that there is no such thing as evil, while others maintain that evil is a crucial moral concept with many applications in the real world. In defending the concept of evil our first task is to say more clearly what it is for an action to be evil. It is plausible that all evil actions are extreme culpable wrongs, yet it remains unclear exactly which is the requisite notion of extremity. In this paper I consider whether evils are extremely harmful wrongs, or incomprehensible wrongs, or life-wrecking wrongs.

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