Saturday, October 2, 2010

Claudia Card's "Confronting Evils"

Claudia Card is the Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

She applied the “Page 99 Test” to her new book, Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide, and reported the following:
My book Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide follows up on my earlier book The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evils (Oxford 2002). Confronting Evils is divided into 2 parts: a more theoretical part (the first four chapters, which slightly revise the theory of the first book and extend it to apply to structural evils) and a more specific part, with 2 chapters each on terrorism, torture, and genocide. Page 99 offers a taste of the theoretical part; it's from the chapter on the question to whom evils can be done. Page 199 offers a taste of the second part; it's from one of the torture chapters that takes up ticking bomb issues.
Read an excerpt from Confronting Evils, and learn more about the book at the Cambridge University Press website.

--Marshal Zeringue