Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
POL 316 The Politics of Evil
4 hours; 4 credits
The development of the concept of evil in modern political thought. The emphasis is on its role in defining a just political order. Readings are based on Voltaire, Nietzsche, Freud, and the Critical Theorists. The purpose is to give perspective to the meaning of the malice and terror which define us today with a political understanding of what evil tells us and has told us about ourselves.
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