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dc.contributor.authorW. A. Dekker, Sidneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:19:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:19:06Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-30T06:56:27Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-4197en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10943-007-9118-1en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38870
dc.description.abstractIn dealing with inexplicable disaster, like the untimely death of a child in a hospital, we increasingly turn to the justice system for accountability and retribution. While seemingly sensible, criminalizing human error has a range of negative consequences. But it does offer "good" narratives of failure as the result of human fault-even at the cost of guilt. Such narratives allow us to pinpoint a cause: people made a rational choice to err and should be punished. This allows us to imagine ourselves in control over random, meaningless events. This paper traces Judeo-Christian roots of such regulative ideals in Western moral thinking, by examining the Genesis account of Eve and the Serpent, and St. Augustine's interpretation of it.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom571en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto579en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Religion and Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Ethicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode220106en_US
dc.titleEve and the Serpent: A Rational Choice to Erren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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