Is there such a thing as pure evil in the world? How should we confront evil? Can evil ever be finally overcome?
When hearing about human-inflicted tragedies, you have probably wondered at some point or another: How could someone possibly commit such a horrendous act? Evil frequently befuddles us, leading us to picture evildoers as bizzare cases of humanity, completely apart from the typical population.
But how accurate is this depiction of evil? The video below, "What is Evil?" examines Hannah Arendt's thinking as she tries to understand the nature of evil, after witnessing the trial of Nazi Official Adolf Eichmann.
Video courtesy of 8-Bit Philosophy.
To learn more about evil, listen to our episode, "Evil," featuring guest Peter van Inwagen.
In addition, check out our show, "Hannah Arendt", to learn more about her work.