"Radical Evil": Religious, Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Responses
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Hewitt, Marsha A.
Course Code: 
TRT5936HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Terrorism, war, genocide, sexual abuse, murder: how can the human mind make sense of these horrors without reducing them to the 'obscenity of understanding', of trying to imagine the unimaginable? How can we possibly try to imagine the mind of perpetrators of violence, sexual abuse and terror? Yet these phenomena are becoming more pervasive and immediate and the destruction of human bodies and minds is worsening. How is it possible to sustain hope and faith in human goodness when our capacity for evil grows more sinister and ingenious? We will explore these and other questions comparatively and cross-culturally, examining the perspectives of religious, philosophical and psychoanalytic thinkers who represent Western and non-Western cultural and religious traditions.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2010
Fall 2008
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Means of Evaluation: