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The greatest vice?

Abstract:

History teems with instances of “man’s inhumanity to man.” Some wrongs are perpetrated by individuals; most ghastly evils were committed by groups or nations. Other horrific evils were established and sustained by legal systems and supported by cultural mores. This demands explanation. I describe and evaluate four common explanations of evil before discussing more mundane and psychologically informed explanations of wrong-doing. Examining these latter forms helps isolate an additional factor ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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LaFollette, H More by this author

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Department:
St Cross College
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Editor
Publisher:
University of Oxford, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
1-24
Publication date:
2016
Acceptance date:
2016-12-01
ISSN:
2051-655X
Pubs id:
pubs:668207
URN:
uri:6450666b-8c21-4794-8936-b3fd39b23e26
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uuid:6450666b-8c21-4794-8936-b3fd39b23e26
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pubs:668207

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