Claudia Card (1940–2015) was one of the foremost scholars of ethics in recent times. Card wrote about a variety of issues in ethical theory and applied ethics. She is most well-known for her work on an ethical theory of evil, on gay and lesbian rights, and on feminist philosophy. She wrote about many other issues in philosophy including the history of women philosophers, the history of lesbian culture, environmental philosophy, and the roles of punishment, mercy, forgiveness, and moral luck. She was fundamental in developing lesbian philosophy. Card consistently contextualizes her own work among the work of other scholars, especially noting the work of other feminists.
Card’s work on evil is significant to legal philosophy for considering how to classify wrong actions and for determining punishment. Where historical authors have considered the problem of evil to be about why evil exists (especially if we assume a benevolent god) or the more contemporary question of...
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