Dark Thoughts and Desires
Lecture no. 7 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature
Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Have you ever daydreamed about doing harm to another person? If so, studies show you’re certainly not alone. Are our darkest thoughts and desires simply a fundamental part of our human nature? Why can’t we seem to suppress or eradicate them? Explore potential answers to these fascinating questions with help from 6th-century Tianti Buddhist philosophers and modern-day evolutionary psychologists.