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Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

Keith Doubt

Abstract

This book seeks to articulate the evil that happened in Bosnia within the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Its analysis centers on the question of whether it is possible to understand evil as action. Since the foundations of the social are found in human action, evil's assault on these foundations results in the demise of the social. While evil simulates the outer form of action, ultimately evil belies itself as action. Can someone act with an evil end? Socrates says no, no one willingly does evil. Although, with a mixture of re ... More

Keywords: evil, war crimes, Socrates, sociocide, urbicide, genocide, domicide, Bosnia, Bosnian Muslims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227006
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227006.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Doubt, author