In this paper I critically investigate the conceptions of moral evil defended by Morton and Card. In the light of this investigation, I present and briefly defend the following conception of evil: An evil act is one in which the perpetrator acts in a way which, through a consideration of their circumstances, motives, intentions, responses and the like, we judge to go significantly beyond the pale of mere wrongdoing and so to be worthy of our very strongest moral condemnations, and who in so acting wrongfully inflicts lifewrecking or ending harms upon others.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Crossroads : an interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|