Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

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Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

2019

In Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature, Professor Daniel Breyer takes you on a fascinating cross-cultural philosophical journey into many of the deepest, darkest questions that plague our souls. By looking carefully...

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Director
The Great Courses
Features
Daniel Breyer
Supplier
The Great Courses

In This Series

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