This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of :
Perspectives are also sought from those working in the caring professions,
the media, prison services, politics, psychiatry and other work-related and vocational areas.
Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
the nature and sources of evil and human wickedness
moral intuitions about dreadful crimes
psychopathic behaviour - mad or bad?
choice, responsibility, and diminished responsibility
social and cultural reactions to evil and human wickedness
the portrayal of evil and human wickedness in the media and popular culture
suffering in literature and film
individual acts of evil, group violence, holocaust and genocide; obligations of bystanders
terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing
the search for meaning and sense in evil and human wickedness
the nature and tasks of theodicy
religious understandings of evil and human wickedness
postmodern approaches to evil and human wickedness
ecocriticism, evil and suffering
evil and the use/abuse of technology; evil in cyberspace
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th January 2002. Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 15th February 2002.
The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing conferences, run under the general banner "At the Interface". It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various
discussions which are innovative and exciting.
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