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Why Evil Exists

An award-winning professor offers a richly provocative and revealing encounter into Western civilization's greatest thinking and insight on the critical subject of evil.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of The Nature and Origins of Evil
The Nature and Origins of Evil
0 of 33 min
2
Image of Enuma Elish—Evil as Cosmic Battle
Enuma Elish—Evil as Cosmic Battle
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Greece—Tragedy and The Peloponnesian War
Greece—Tragedy and The Peloponnesian War
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Greek Philosophy—Human Evil and Malice
Greek Philosophy—Human Evil and Malice
0 of 31 min
5
Image of The Hebrew Bible—Human Rivalry with God
The Hebrew Bible—Human Rivalry with God
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Hebrew Bible—Wisdom and the Fear of God
The Hebrew Bible—Wisdom and the Fear of God
0 of 33 min
7
Image of Christian Scripture—Apocalypse and Original Sin
Christian Scripture—Apocalypse and Original Sin
0 of 32 min
8
Image of The Inevitability of Evil—Irenaeus
The Inevitability of Evil—Irenaeus
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Creation, Evil, and the Fall—Augustine
Creation, Evil, and the Fall—Augustine
0 of 34 min
10
Image of Rabbinic Judaism—The Evil Impulse
Rabbinic Judaism—The Evil Impulse
0 of 27 min
11
Image of Islam—Iblis the Failed, Once-Glorious Being
Islam—Iblis the Failed, Once-Glorious Being
0 of 29 min
12
Image of On Self-Deception in Evil—Scholasticism
On Self-Deception in Evil—Scholasticism
0 of 34 min
13
Image of Dante—Hell and the Abandonment of Hope
Dante—Hell and the Abandonment of Hope
0 of 34 min
14
Image of The Reformation—The Power of Evil Within
The Reformation—The Power of Evil Within
0 of 32 min
15
Image of Dark Politics—Machiavelli on How to Be Bad
Dark Politics—Machiavelli on How to Be Bad
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Hobbes—Evil as a Social Construct
Hobbes—Evil as a Social Construct
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Montaigne and Pascal—Evil and the Self
Montaigne and Pascal—Evil and the Self
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Milton—Epic Evil
Milton—Epic Evil
0 of 31 min
19
Image of The Enlightenment and Its Discontents
The Enlightenment and Its Discontents
0 of 32 min
20
Image of Kant—Evil at the Root of Human Agency
Kant—Evil at the Root of Human Agency
0 of 31 min
21
Image of Hegel—The Slaughter Block of History
Hegel—The Slaughter Block of History
0 of 33 min
22
Image of Marx—Materialism and Evil
Marx—Materialism and Evil
0 of 32 min
23
Image of The American North and South—Holy War
The American North and South—Holy War
0 of 33 min
24
Image of Nietzsche—Considering the Language of Evil
Nietzsche—Considering the Language of Evil
0 of 35 min
25
Image of Dostoevsky—The Demonic in Modernity
Dostoevsky—The Demonic in Modernity
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Conrad—Incomprehensible Terror
Conrad—Incomprehensible Terror
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Freud—The Death Drive and the Inexplicable
Freud—The Death Drive and the Inexplicable
0 of 33 min
28
Image of Camus—The Challenge to Take Evil Seriously
Camus—The Challenge to Take Evil Seriously
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Post–WWII Protestant Theology on Evil
Post–WWII Protestant Theology on Evil
0 of 33 min
30
Image of Post–WWII Roman Catholic Theology on Evil
Post–WWII Roman Catholic Theology on Evil
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Post–WWII Jewish Thought on Evil
Post–WWII Jewish Thought on Evil
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Arendt—The Banality of Evil
Arendt—The Banality of Evil
0 of 34 min
33
Image of Life in Truth—20th-Century Poets on Evil
Life in Truth—20th-Century Poets on Evil
0 of 30 min
34
Image of Science and the Empirical Study of Evil
Science and the Empirical Study of Evil
0 of 27 min
35
Image of The
The "Unnaming" of Evil
0 of 31 min
36
Image of Where Can Hope Be Found?
Where Can Hope Be Found?
0 of 31 min

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j********m
January 30, 2019

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x********m
December 9, 2018

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r********m
November 29, 2018
Some good information but was disappointed that professor did not include the Eastern religions and philosophies so we could better understand differences and relationships on the concept of evil.

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