Evil and the Paradox of Hope
HNSM 160 - Evil and the Paradox of Hope3 hours The Brothers Karamazov will interrogate us about our convictions, assumptions, and deepest questions, including those related to the dynamics of evil, suffering, and cruelty, and the perhaps paradoxical hope for meaning, purpose, and goodness. Can evil be explained or are explanations evil? Where is “God” during earthquakes, genocides, and the suffering of one innocent person? Where are we? Seminar participants will propose and discuss additional course materials and readings emerging from our sustained dialogue with Dostoevsky’s text.