Otherness and the Problem of Evil: How Does That Which Is Other Become Evil? [Book Review]

In seeking to answer the question "How does that which is other become evil?" the author provides a discussion of four entwined aspects of the issue at stake: (1) difficulty in achieving clarity on the grammar of evil; (2) genocide as a striking illustration of otherness becoming evil; (3) the challenge of postnationalism as a resource for dealing with otherness in the socio-political arena; and (4) the ethico-religious dimension as it relates to the wider problem of evil
Keywords Genocide  Theodicy  Postnationalism  Alienation  Dialogue  Communication  Friendship  Love  The gift  Rhetoric  Messianicity  Radical evil
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Jacques Derrida (1988). The Politics of Friendship. Journal of Philosophy 85 (11):632-644.

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