Seminar: Timothy Chappell, 2 October 2013

Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy
Plato and Socrates on evil
2 October 2013

As Nietzsche observed, our ethical tradition has often been dominated by the idea of evil as malign force, energetic malice. I contrast this essentially Judaeo-Christian conception with the Greek conception of evil as incompetence, suggesting that there is much to be said for the latter.