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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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