Social Theory and Practice 48 (3):457-484 (2022)

Todd Calder
Saint Mary's University
Claudia Card has developed a very helpful and highly-regarded theory of evil action. However, the theory isn’t able to distinguish between evil action and complicity in evil deeds as she intends. As a result, some actions which seem to be merely wrongful turn out to be evil on her account. The root problem is Card’s failure to recognize the importance of relationships for evil action. The solution is to draw on the work of other feminist ethicists, most notably Nel Noddings and Eva Kittay, and append a relational component to Card’s theory of evil.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract2022526163
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