Course Code: 1XPE05A19
Start Date: 28/10/2019Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sooner or later we all run into something that makes us stop and think; usually too late. The break-up of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, a natural disaster, an act of unspeakable cruelty. Why do such things happen? Is there some evil force at work in the world that brings pain and sorrow? Or is it some lack in us, or in our social arrangements that makes people do terrible things to one another? This five-week course will look at what we mean by evil, how some thinkers have tried to explain it and what, if anything, we can do about it. One of the most haunting definitions of evil that I have read is that it is ‘love gone wrong’; and I think that’s a good place to begin our journey.