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Author: Charles Mathewes
ISBN13: 978-1598037272
Title: Why Evil Exists
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Publisher: The Great Courses (2011)

Why Evil Exists by Charles Mathewes



Why Evil Exists book. Mathewes traces humans thinking on evil from the ancient civilizations of the Middle East 4000 years ago through current thinking 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.

Why Evil Exists Audio CD – 2011. by Charles Mathewes (Author). This course is an exceptional study 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 or in politics. The course covers: the nature and origins of evil (including the symbolism of tragedy, sin and wickedness), the Enuma Elish and Gilgamesh, the Peloponnesian War (and Greek tragedies), the Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle

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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? 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,.

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. A Question at the Heart of Human Existence

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Original Staging AUDIOBOOK. Book by The Great Courses. Audiobook Narrator: Professor Charles Mathewes. Length: 19 hour 6 min. Release Date: 27-JUN-13. Download Now View Coupon.

Reviews: 4
Visonima
It was in great condition for a 'used' set. It was exact;y as described. The content is easy to understand (as usual with this series). When I'm finished with it, because of its great condition, I plan to 're-gift' it to another person.
Jugami
Prompt delivery, but I was disappointed in the material. Not one of the best offerings of TGC.
Rainbearer
This course is an exceptional study 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 or in politics.

The course covers:

the nature and origins of evil (including the symbolism of tragedy, sin and wickedness),

the Enuma Elish and Gilgamesh, the Peloponnesian War (and Greek tragedies), the Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle,

the Hebrew Bible (Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, the tower of Babel, Abraham and Job), Christian scripture (original sin and the Apocalypse), Augustine, Rabbinic Judaism, Islam (the Qur'an and the story of Iblis), Thomas Aquinas, Dante (Hell and the abandonment of hope), the Reformation (Luther and Calvin),

Machiavelli, Hobbes (The Leviathan), Montaigne and Pascal and divertissements, Milton (Paradise Lost and epic evil), the Enlightment (Theodicy, Voltaire v. Rousseau and Hume),

Kant (the idea of radical evil), Hegel (evil in history), Marx's failed idea that evil is fundamentally a problem of material conditions), the American Civil War (Huck Finn and Abe Lincoln), Nietzsche,

Dostoevsky (Demons and the nature of evil in modernity), Conrad (human incapacity to escape the Heart of Darkness), Freud (the death drive and pleasure principle), Camus (biological evil in The Plague, selfishness and narcissism in The Fall),

the religious outlooks on evil after WWII (Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish), Hannah Arendt (the banality of evil in Totalitarianism), 20th Century poets on evil (the poetry of surviving Shoah, or catastrophe), science and the empirical study of evil (the shock and prison experiments, on obedience to authority), the "unnaming" of evil (genocide, 9/11 and the H-Bomb), and

whether hope can be found (by avoiding hatred and guilt, "planting iris [that] will be flowering long after [Hitler] is dead").

The Professor did a remarkably good job on an exceedingly ambitious subject.

Proviso: The lectures get rather deep at times, making it difficult at times to follow if you're doing something else, like driving, while listening.
Buge
I checked this out from the library with high expectations. I enjoyed the first lecture, a review of different aspects of evil. But the following three lectures became a review of the Bible. This would have been alright, if Charles Mathewes had discussed each part in relation to evil, but the lectures felt like more of a Bible review and less of a discussion about evil and how it is relevant throughout the Bible. I gave up after I finished lecture four.