Evil is a powerful term that has been applied to everything from windstorms to serial killers to the unreflective actions of bureaucratic systems. In this course, we explore some of the theories, psychology, and suggested key historical instances of evil to better understand the sources and responses to the idea of evil. We draw on TED Talks, stories, reports, future challenges, and students' discussions to build a greater understanding.
The Nature of EvilPhilosophy
Scheduled Class Time*
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (PDT)
*The course will meet for two hours daily (Monday–Friday) for a live class during this window of time. The exact time will be set closer to the program start. In addition to the live meeting times, students will engage in out-of-class learning assignments such as assigned readings, group work, pre-recorded online lectures, and more.