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Can We Treat Evil?

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Duration: 1:13:17 | Added: 01 Feb 2012
Paper delivered at the Moral Evil in Practical Ethics Conference, Oxford 2012.

Secure psychiatric services offer treatments to men and women who are frequently characterised as 'evil'. In my paper, I will explore how the discourse of illness and the discourse of evil are similar and different: specifically in relation to concepts such as insult, injury and damage, and whether it makes sense to think of human value systems as being damaged or impaired. I will use case examples from my clinical practice in a high secure setting to illustrate.

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