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Video/Evil

What, if anything, makes an all-good god less absurd than an all-evil one?

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Video/Social Psychology

The son of a Holocaust survivor grapples with the possibility of forgiving evil

10 minutes

Essay/Ethics

How could they?

Some people are ruthless. Some lose control. Yet most violence remains unfathomable. A new theory lights up the darkness

Tage Rai

Essay/Ethics

Ethics of a Nazi judge

Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis, but not for the Final Solution. How should history judge him?

Herlinde Pauer-Studer & J David Velleman

Essay/Ethics

A touch of evil

Lying, cheating and arrogance might be morally repugnant, but a little dose of nastiness can be a creative thing

Kristin Ohlson

Essay/Evil

Running amok

It is easy to think that mass shooters are simply monsters but that is just a way to duck our shared responsibility

Joseph Pierre

Video/Free Will

How could a benevolent god allow evil? Is it really just a matter of free will?

2 minutes

Essay/Ethics

The good zombie

The new zombie still eats brains, but it can think, emote and even fall in love. Why zombies with heart are on the rise

Davia Sills

Essay/Ethics

Gross violations

Disgust is often used as a tool of persuasion. But are gut feelings ever a reliable guide in questions of right and wrong?

Carol Hay

Essay/Evil

Into nothingness

In the 1940s, Japan’s search for a national philosophy became a battle for existence. Did Zen ideas create the kamikaze?

Christopher Harding

Essay/Cosmopolitanism

The essence of evil

You don’t have to be a monster or a madman to dehumanise others. You just have to be an ordinary human being

David Livingstone Smith

Essay/Evil

Hell-bent

Younger Christians may be ditching doctrines of fire and brimstone – but will Christianity ever get rid of hell entirely?

Kathryn Gin Lum

Essay/Evil

The unforgiven

When soldiers kill in war, the secret shame and guilt they bring back home can destroy them

Kevin Sites

Essay/Evil

Remember Herostratus

The ruling that Anders Breivik is sane leaves his ideas unchallenged. We need a new verdict for crimes of vainglory

Stephen Cave