Absolute goodness, wonder and the evildoer

Alexander Segal

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    Abstract

    Raimond Gaita affirms absolute goodness as the only thing with the power to keep fully amongst us the worst kind of evildoer. At issue in this goodness is a wonder that he ties to joy. Yet Gaita does not, perhaps cannot, imagine this power with respect to the evildoer concretely enough for it to move us in the way his account requires. An aspect of his writings which resists the emphasis on a joyous wonder may assist our thinking about the relation to the evildoer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)312-327
    Number of pages16
    JournalPhilosophical Investigations
    Volume37
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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