Providence lost: 'September 11' and the history of evil

Genevieve Lloyd

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This paper discusses the philosophical significance of 'September 11' by relating it to attempts that have been made throughout the history of philosophy to read particular events as symbols of conceptual change. It draws especially on Susan Neiman's Evil in Modern Thought and Giovanna Borradori's dialogues with Derrida and Habermas, in her Philosophy in a Time of Terror, to relate 'September 11' to Kant's versions of Progress, Providence and Cosmopolitanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-43
Number of pages21
JournalCritical Horizons
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • Derrida
  • Evil
  • Habermas
  • Kant
  • Providence
  • Terrorism


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