180115 VO-L Evil (2018W)
A fitting category of philosophical ethics respectively morals?
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Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
An independent, reflected, critical approach to the subjects of the lecture should be apparent in the exam. Important, especially relating to the exam, are coherent and consistent argumentation, use of topic-related literature and reference to it.
Neiman, Susan: Evil in Modern Thought. An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton 2002).
Pagels, Elaine: The Origin of Satan. How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics (New York 1995).
Pinker, Steven: The Better Angels. Why Violence has declined (New York 2011).