“Hume on religion” – Paul Russell & Anders Kraal

STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY, October 4, 2005 David Hume’s various writings concerning problems of religion are among the most important and influential contributions on this topic. In these writings Hume advances a systematic, sceptical critique of the philosophical foundations of various theological systems. Whatever interpretation one takes of Hume’s philosophy as a whole, it is… Continue lendo “Hume on religion” – Paul Russell & Anders Kraal

The Aesthetic of Evil – The Cinema Cartography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4JPZonR9po Timestamps (Selected Work): 0:00 Introduction3:00 The Night of The Hunter (Dir: Charles Laughton)5:44 Fanny and Alexander (Dir: Ingmar Bergman)7:35 The Dark Knight (Dir: Christopher Nolan)9:07 The Wire (Creator: David Simon)12:22 Monster (Creator: Naoki Urasawa 浦沢 直樹)14:03 Nil by Mouth (Dir: Gary Oldman)15:49 Psycho (Dir: Alfred Hitchcock)16:39 The House That Jack Built (Dir: Lars Von… Continue lendo The Aesthetic of Evil – The Cinema Cartography

“Why Evil Matters” (Alex Tsakiris)

THE GOD ABOVE GOD, December 26, 2020 We discuss the nature of iniquity, including why modern culture seems to overlook or misdiagnose the forces of evil. Our exploration will take us to the realms of spiritual wickedness and the darkest depths of today’s society. However, going into the heart of darkness will reveal the illumination… Continue lendo “Why Evil Matters” (Alex Tsakiris)

Camus’s The Plague: Nazism and Metaphysical Evil (Susan Neiman)

A night watchman makes a brief appearance in Camus’s novel The Plague. The man never failed to remind everyone he met that he’d foreseen what was happening. Tarrou agreed he’d predicted a disaster, but reminded him that the event predicted by him was an earthquake. To which the old fellow replied: “Ah, if only it… Continue lendo Camus’s The Plague: Nazism and Metaphysical Evil (Susan Neiman)

Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Susan Neiman)

The eighteenth century used the word Lisbon much as we use the word Auschwitz today. How much weight can a brute reference carry? It takes no more than the name of a place to mean: the collapse of the most basic trust in the world, the grounds that make civilization possible. Learning this, modern readers… Continue lendo Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Susan Neiman)