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Law and Evil : Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009Copyright date: ©2010Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (317 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780203867464
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Law and Evil : Philosophy, Politics, PsychoanalysisDDC classification:
  • 340/.1
LOC classification:
  • BJ1401 -- .L239 2009eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgement -- Contributors -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Part I Freedom -- Chapter 2 Eden/Shangri-la -- Chapter 3 Tragedy and evil: From Hölderlin to Heidegger -- Chapter 4 Interrupting evil and the evil of interruption: Revisiting the question of freedom -- Chapter 5 Wickedness inscribed in freedom: Jean-Luc Nancy on evil -- Chapter 6 Arche-evil: Derrida's philosophy explained through the concept of evil -- Part II Terror -- Chapter 7 Hell on earth: Hannah Arendt in the face of Hitler -- Chapter 8 Total evil: The law under totalitarianism -- Chapter 9 The birth of terrorism out of the spirit of the Enlightenment: The subject of Enlightenment and the terrorist sensorium -- Chapter 10 The catechism of the citizen: Politics, law and religion in, after, with and against Rousseau -- Part III Desire -- Chapter 11 What's so funny about Infinite Justice? -- Chapter 12 Moralization interrupted: On Lacan's thesis of 'the supreme good as radical evil' -- Chapter 13 When psychoanalysis meets Law and Evil: Perversion and psychopathy in the forensic clinic -- Chapter 14 'That which in life might prefer death … ': From the death drive to the desire of the analyst -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Law and Evil opens, expands and deepens our understanding of the phenomenon of evil by addressing the theoretical relationship between this phenomenon and law. Hannah Arendt said 'the problem of evil will be the fundamental question of post-war intellectual life in Europe'. This statement is, unfortunately, more than valid in the contemporary world: not only in the events of war, crimes against humanity, terror, repression, criminality, violence, torture, human trafficking, and so on; but also as evil is used rhetorically to condemn these acts, to categorise their perpetrators, and to justify forcible measures, both in international and domestic politics and law. But what is evil? Evil as a concept is too often taken as something that is self-evident, something that is always already defined. Taking Kant's concept of radical evil as a starting point, this volume counters such a tendency. Bringing together philosophical, political, and psychoanalytical perspectives, in analysing both the concept and the phenomenon of evil, the contributors to this volume offer a rich and thoroughgoing analysis of the multifaceted phenomenon of evil and its relationship to law.
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Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgement -- Contributors -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Part I Freedom -- Chapter 2 Eden/Shangri-la -- Chapter 3 Tragedy and evil: From Hölderlin to Heidegger -- Chapter 4 Interrupting evil and the evil of interruption: Revisiting the question of freedom -- Chapter 5 Wickedness inscribed in freedom: Jean-Luc Nancy on evil -- Chapter 6 Arche-evil: Derrida's philosophy explained through the concept of evil -- Part II Terror -- Chapter 7 Hell on earth: Hannah Arendt in the face of Hitler -- Chapter 8 Total evil: The law under totalitarianism -- Chapter 9 The birth of terrorism out of the spirit of the Enlightenment: The subject of Enlightenment and the terrorist sensorium -- Chapter 10 The catechism of the citizen: Politics, law and religion in, after, with and against Rousseau -- Part III Desire -- Chapter 11 What's so funny about Infinite Justice? -- Chapter 12 Moralization interrupted: On Lacan's thesis of 'the supreme good as radical evil' -- Chapter 13 When psychoanalysis meets Law and Evil: Perversion and psychopathy in the forensic clinic -- Chapter 14 'That which in life might prefer death … ': From the death drive to the desire of the analyst -- Bibliography -- Index.

Law and Evil opens, expands and deepens our understanding of the phenomenon of evil by addressing the theoretical relationship between this phenomenon and law. Hannah Arendt said 'the problem of evil will be the fundamental question of post-war intellectual life in Europe'. This statement is, unfortunately, more than valid in the contemporary world: not only in the events of war, crimes against humanity, terror, repression, criminality, violence, torture, human trafficking, and so on; but also as evil is used rhetorically to condemn these acts, to categorise their perpetrators, and to justify forcible measures, both in international and domestic politics and law. But what is evil? Evil as a concept is too often taken as something that is self-evident, something that is always already defined. Taking Kant's concept of radical evil as a starting point, this volume counters such a tendency. Bringing together philosophical, political, and psychoanalytical perspectives, in analysing both the concept and the phenomenon of evil, the contributors to this volume offer a rich and thoroughgoing analysis of the multifaceted phenomenon of evil and its relationship to law.

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