Why Evil Exists

Why Evil Exists Why do humans do evil What is behind man s inhumanity to man the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem Is it a conseque

  • Title: Why Evil Exists
  • Author: Charles Mathewes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Why do humans do evil What is behind man s inhumanity to man, the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures Or is it some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology Why, in the end, does evil exist ThWhy do humans do evil What is behind man s inhumanity to man, the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures Or is it some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology Why, in the end, does evil exist The problem of evil is one of the oldest and most fundamental concerns of human existence Since ancient times, questions surrounding evil have preoccupied every major religion, as well as many of history s greatest secular thinkers, from early philosophers to contemporary social theorists.Whether we view it in theological, philosophical, or psychological terms, evil remains both a deeply intriguing question and a crucially relevant global issue.From organized terrorism to genocidal conflicts, from environmental destruction to the ongoing nuclear threat, human actions that most of us would consider evil play a central role in the dialogue between nations and peoples, affecting not only our well being, but the very survival of our civilizations No single aspect of human life is relevant to the question of our social evolution to the goal of a healthier, humane world.Finally, what we call evil touches every human being on the planet It s a matter each one of us must face, both as it may affect us individually and as members of our larger communities, and it may demand a response from us on the personal and the communal levels.Now, in Why Evil Exists, award winning Professor Charles Mathewes of the University of Virginia offers you a richly provocative and revealing encounter with the question of human evil a dynamic inquiry into Western civilization s greatest thinking and insight on this critical subject.

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    1. PICTORIAL REVIEWPleased to meet you, Hope you guess my name.But What's Puzzling You Is the Nature of My GameM. Jagger, K. Richards, Sympathy for the Devil, 1968This audio-course is an exceptional study of the nature of EVIL, as examined and imagined in art, philosophy, theology, sociology and psychology. I recommend it (with the proviso below) if you write much or if you are fascinated by the forces of good and evil in film and other arts, theology, the psychology of those who commit atrocities [...]


    2. "Please allow me to introduce myself"Maybe Mick had it right in the 'Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil " as he describes the devil's involvement in our, human history. From Gilgamesh to Oppenheimer Dr Mathews delves into the history of what we call eviloffering many examples both of famous evils in history as well as contemporary reflections.'Why evil exists' could easily be renamed 'Why goodness exists' as it examines the qualities of good and evil through the eyes of some of history's best autho [...]


    3. From what I’ve listened to so far, Great Courses have found very good popularisers for their audio courses. Mathewes is one of these people. He presents an intellectual history of evil in western thought with the confidence of a pastor speaking from a pulpit. Especially in the beginning, the overly dramatic inflection undermines the seriousness of the topic somewhat, but later on the narrative becomes more conversational. The description of socialism plummets to good ole Cold War American patr [...]


    4. Charles T. Mathewes' "Why Evil Exists" is a series of 36 academic style lectures (of approximately 30 minutes length each) on the human's thinking about the Nature of and Reason for Evil. Mathewes is a noted philosopher and theologian on the faculty of the University of Virginia. The lectures are about 18 hours in total length. The lectures are conversational in style.Mathewes traces humans thinking on evil from the ancient civilizations of the Middle East 4000 years ago through current thinking [...]


    5. Brilliant!The lecturer takes us in an interesting ride through history via myths, ancient texts, religious thinkers, philosophers, poets, writers and scientific experiments, always careful to remove his personal opinion except when he explicitly says so. The way this difficult matters are laid out for every 35 minutes lectures is interesting, amusing at times, clearly spoken (or written) taking you from the Enuma Elis Gilgamesh up to the latest xxi Century latest issues with the simplicity that [...]


    6. This is one of the best books I have recently listened to (audio book). It changes the way you look at evil. It does not make it more palatable for the believer or skeptic, but it certainly helps you get a better perspective of its causes. The best chapters were the ones on Dostoevsky's 'Crime and Punishment' and the one on the Holocaust. They were gut-wrenching. Surprisingly I actually found myself grateful that the area of theodicy was only touched upon, probably because I think that there is [...]


    7. Disclaimer: What I actually did was listen to The Teaching Company's course by Dr. Mathewes, which was also called Why Evil Exists. No way to find that course and add it here, though Audible was my source. The subject was presented as a series of very engaging lectures and was an excellent way to learn what sense men have tried to make of evil since they began to pass their thoughts down through the generations that followed them. I particularly liked the lecture on Hannah Arendt, which led me t [...]


    8. These lectures are interesting, but the title is misleading. The professor is really covering how evil is dealt with in religion, philosophy, literature, whatever, since pre-history.



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