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Elise Springer

Elise Springer

Elise Springer is associate professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University.

COMMENTARY

Blaming ‘evil’ for mass violence isn’t as simple as it seems – commentary

By: - June 14, 2022

The word “evil” circulates widely in the wake of terrible public violence. The May 24 massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, is a case in point. Texas state safety official Christopher Olivarez spoke of “the complete evil of the shooter.” Others expressed their resolve with the same word. “Evil will not win,” the […]