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The Harm of Rape, the Harm of Torture

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At a crucial moment, Améry states that torture is like “a rape, a sexual act without the consent of one of the two partners.” Comparing Améry’s analysis of his torture with Susan Brison’s ... More


Introduction

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In “Modern Moral Philosophy”, Elizabeth Anscombe argues that philosophers have been wasting their time doing moral philosophy because moral obligations based on moral principles make no sense in the ... More


Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

J. M. Bernstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Human beings are intrinsically vulnerable, injurable, and dependent creatures. For this reason, the primary source for the meaning of morals is the experience of moral injury. Through investigating ... More


Concluding Remarks: Moral Alienation

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter opens with a reconstruction of the opening articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that makes it, as a response to the Nazi deformation of law, an exact analogue of the ... More


War and Home—No Safe Place

M. Jan Holton

in Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300207620
eISBN:
9780300220797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207620.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter proposes that many combat soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have returned home to confront a psychological or spiritual displacement prompted by post-traumatic stress ... More


Suffering Injustice: Misrecognition as Moral Injury in Critical Theory

J. M. Bernstein

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers the problem of misrecognition as a source of moral injury in Theodor W. Adorno and in the project of Critical Theory. The chapter begins by reprising ... More


Military Conditioning and Moral Damage

Ned Dobos

in Ethics, Security, and The War-Machine: The True Cost of the Military

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198860518
eISBN:
9780191892554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860518.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Wherever there is a military establishment, men and women must be recruited into it and conditioned to be effective war-fighters. Whether or not they are ever deployed, there is a respect in which ... More


Moral Disability, Moral Injury, and the Flight from Vulnerability

Virginia L. Warren

in Disability in Practice: Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198812876
eISBN:
9780191850660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812876.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the concept of moral disability, identifying two types. The first type involves disabling conditions that distort one’s process of moral reflection. Examples include the ... More


War and the Soul

Marc LiVecche

in The Good Kill: Just War and Moral Injury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197515808
eISBN:
9780197515839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 explores in greater detail both the medical and phenomenological foundations of moral injury and its consequences upon the morally injured. It examines the clinical history that led to the ... More


Perpetrator Trauma and Collective Guilt: My Lai

Ronald Eyerman

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Among other atrocities of the American war in Vietnam, the My Lai Massacre stands out as a clear illustration of the social pressure to individualize guilt and restrict any attempt to collectivize ... More


Introduction

Marc LiVecche

in The Good Kill: Just War and Moral Injury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197515808
eISBN:
9780197515839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515808.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The introduction provides an overview of the book’s content. Opening with an illustration attending the issue of killing in war, it gestures toward the important link between killing and psychic ... More


What Can Be Asked of Interrogators?

Michael Skerker

in Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190097523
eISBN:
9780190097554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097523.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter considers how the rights and interests of interrogators should shape interrogation ethics. What can States ask of their police and military interrogators, given that certain ... More


Moral Recovery After War: The Role of Hope

Nancy Sherman

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Sherman’s essay focuses on soldiers’ recovery from the moral injuries of war—from the injuries typically expressed in emotions such as shame, guilt, and resentment for real or apparent, commissive ... More


Self-Empathy and Moral Repair

Nancy Sherman

in Emotion and Value

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199686094
eISBN:
9780191766039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686094.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter concerns self-empathy as a component in the healing of moral injury after war, and in particular, the healing of wounds expressed in negative reactive attitudes such as guilt and shame. ... More


Dehumanization

Mari Mikkola

in The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190601072
eISBN:
9780190601119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601072.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Previous chapters advanced the book’s first substantive claim: feminism should leave behind the gender controversy and embrace a paradigm shift toward feminist philosophy that is humanist. This ... More


The Good Kill: Just War and Moral Injury

Marc LiVecche

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197515808
eISBN:
9780197515839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Good Kill examines killing in war in its moral and normative dimension. It argues against the commonplace belief, often tacitly held if not consciously asserted, among academics, the general ... More


Self-Ridicule: Socratic Wisdom

Paul B. Woodruff

in Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190460549
eISBN:
9780190460563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460549.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Socrates seeks wisdom through self-ridicule, which is a product of self-questioning. The questions he asks others are questions that he asks of himself, questions that we should be asking of ... More


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