Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

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Overview

<p>Explore the dark side of our human nature through the lenses of philosophy, theology, and science, guided by an expert with a global perspective.</p>

Topics Covered:
  • 1: What Do We Mean by the “Dark Side”?
  • 2: Our Fundamental Nature: Good or Evil?
  • 3: What Is Evil?
  • 4: Moral Monsters and Evil Personhood
  • 5: Evil and Responsibility
  • 6: Sin: Original and Otherwise
  • 7: Dark Thoughts and Desires
  • 8: Suffering and Its Causes
  • 9: The Problem of Expectation and Desire
  • 10: The Fear of Death
  • 11: Existential Anxiety and the Courage to Be
  • 12: The Goodness of Grief
  • 13: Homo necans: Why Do We Kill?
  • 14: Nightmares and the Dream Self
  • 15: Varieties of Self-Deception
  • 16: Varieties of Ignorance
  • 17: Weakness of Will
  • 18: Luck and the Limits of Blame
  • 19: Victim Blaming and the Just-World Hypothesis
  • 20: Retribution and Revenge
  • 21: Forgiveness and Redemption
  • 22: The Elimination of Anger
  • 23: Being Peaceful in a Troubled World
  • 24: The Allure of the Dark Side