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By Philip Paul Hallie | Comments: ( 857 ) | Date: ( Aug 26, 2019 )

In the Eye of the Hurricane Tales of Good and Evil, Help and Harm continues Philip Hallie s lifelong exploration of the human choice to do good or evil Hallie examines the behavior of Major Julius Schmaling, a German commander who saved the lives of Chambon villagers during World War II of Joshua James, a sea captain who saved dozens of shipwrecked sailors by rowing outIn the Eye of the Hurricane Tales of Good and Evil, Help and Harm continues Philip Hallie s lifelong exploration of the human choice to do good or evil Hallie examines the behavior of Major Julius Schmaling, a German commander who saved the lives of Chambon villagers during World War II of Joshua James, a sea captain who saved dozens of shipwrecked sailors by rowing out to sea in the fiercest of storms and of Katchen Coley, his neighbor and founder of the Connection, a halfway house where she devoted herself to helping drug and alcohol addicted people In the Eye of the Hurricane also provides special insight into the author s own life, his struggle with morality, and how he comes to terms with his own ethics He tries to understand his own ambiguous moral actions, first as a child in the Jewish ghetto of Chicago, fighting to protect himself and his younger brother from anti Semitic bullies, then as a World War II artilleryman, and finally as a philosopher of ethics who realized he could not be objective in studying the viciousness of human beings throughout history A highly accessible work that places difficult ethical questions in a personal, and very readable context, this book remains grounded in the day to day reality of the stories, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions about human nature.


  • Title: In the Eye of the Hurricane: Tales of Good and Evil, Help and Harm
  • Author: Philip Paul Hallie
  • ISBN: 9780819564597
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Philip Paul Hallie

Philip Paul Hallie 1922 1994 was an author, philosopher and professor at Wesleyan University for 32 years During World War II he served in the US Army His degrees were from Harvard, Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Jesus College from 1949 to 1951 and Grinnell College He studied and wrote on the nature of cruelty.His best known book was Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed 1979 , which told the story of the French Protestants of Le Chambon sur Lignon, who provided a haven and safe passage abroad to 2,500 Jews during World War II.



Comments In the Eye of the Hurricane: Tales of Good and Evil, Help and Harm

  • Alejandro Teruel

    Cases, tales and examples are an important tool in Ethics; they are both the starting point for theories and their test. Even Kant sets up a test for the categorical imperative of always telling the truth, when he asks us what we ought to do when a murderer knock at our door and asks if his victim, our friend, is hiding within. Many cases have been devised as “thought experiments”, notorious among them are the tram experiments to test just how utilitarian our decision-making processes are; f [...]


  • Diana Sandberg

    Uneven, but since he died before finishing it, I guess that's to be expected. Some good stuff - Hallie "does philosophy" in a very personal way, bringing his own background and biases clearly into the picture. He relates his lifelong journey in pursuit of understanding the question of evil, and his latter further investigation into the question of good - i.e. what moves people to do selfless acts of kindness/courage/heroism? No answers here, but some interesting stories. I was uncomfortable with [...]


  • Hazel

    I ended up DNFing this book because I had to read it for my ethics class. It was okay, and kind of interesting, but the book is a rental and I havet to return it. I got behind on the reading mid semester and I never finished thos because there was nothing on the final about it. I decided not to try to rush and finish it because I want to read things that I actually want to read rather than what was assigned for class. I feel a little ashamed of myself for not finishing it because it is the first [...]


  • Kim

    An ethics professor getting personal about how he makes sense of good and evil. I figured that the tidiness of the categories would blur over the course of the book. but they didn't really.The book does, however, offer a stunning description of shipwrecks.


  • Kirsten Tattersall

    This was required reading for my Ethics class, and it was surprisingly good. The narratives were thought-provoking and well written.


  • Velvetink

    Mentioned in The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women by Harriet Rubin.


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