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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 267 Evil and its Controversies

The traditional problem of evil is how the existence of evil can be compatible with the belief in an all-good, all-powerful God. Modern approaches focus instead on describing and explaining evil. Do monsters exist? If so, what explains them? Psychosis, brain disorders, or something else. How is it that ordinary people can turn to evil when their situation encourages it? Texts will include philosophical, theological, psychology, anthropological, neurological, literary fiction, and films, both documentary and fictional.