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Hampshire College Professor of Humanities Robert Emmet Meagher will celebrate the release of his book Killing From the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War on Wednesday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Hampshire College.
Hampshire College Professor of Humanities Robert Emmet Meagher will celebrate the release of his book Killing From the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War on October 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Hampshire College.
The event is free and open to the public.
Killing From the Inside Out examines what Professor Meagher says is the false concept of “just war doctrine”: a war that meets a series of criteria in order for it to be considered morally justifiable. While examining the concept of war throughout history, Meagher illustrates the cost and effect of war, showing that a just war that leaves its participants unscarred has never existed.
Meagher joined the Hampshire College faculty in 1972. He earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. Prior to Hampshire, he taught religious studies and theology at Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. He has also held visiting chairs and professorships at numerous colleges and universities, including Trinity College Dublin and Yale University.
His publications include more than a dozen books as well as numerous translations and original plays.
He has offered workshops on the translation and contemporary production of ancient drama at colleges and universities here and abroad, and has himself directed productions at such venues as the Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin and the Nandan Centre for the Performing Arts in Kolkota, India. In recent years he has directed and participated in a range of events and programs concerned with healing the spiritual wounds of war in veterans, their families, and their communities.
For more information about the book release celebration, please contact Liza Neal at lmnSA@hampshire.edu.