(If what is considered good is the working out of one's ow...)
If what is considered good is the working out of one's own life story -- assessing and omplementing the plot of one's life -- and if evil is the deliberate thwarting of whatever makes possible that kind of self-examination, then an individual's goodness consists mainly of trying to find one's way back to the story that one was originally meant to live. But what happens to those indivudals who are prone to evil-doing? Can we examine the nature of this type of individual free from inessential constrants of psyche and situation? This is the task that A Good Look at Evil sets itself: a philosophical discussion of the ethics of good and evil.
(Deals with relations between blacks and whites, Christian...)
Deals with relations between blacks and whites, Christians and Jews, and men and women. This book presents a philosophic theory of the individual in history.
AB, Barnard College, New York City, 1958. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1968.
Graduate assistant department religion, Columbia University, New York City, 1960-1961; secretary seminar on hermeneutics, Columbia University, New York City, 1960-1961; teaching assistant department philosophy, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1962-1964; editorial consultant, various publishers, New York City, 1967-1980; assistant professor philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1968-1971; assistant professor philosophy, Brooklyn College of CUNY, New York City, 1971-1985; research affiliate department traditional and modern philosophy, U. Sydney, Australia, 1982-1983; associate professor philosophy, Brooklyn College of CUNY, 1986-1988; professor philosophy, Brooklyn College of CUNY, since 1989.
Member American Philosophical Association.
Married John B. Bacon, 1982 (divorced 1987). Married Jerry L. Martin, 1999.