Course Information
TitleΤο πρόβλημα του κακού / The Problem Of Evil
CodeΦ385
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zografidis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600000551

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 70
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
PhilosophyCompulsory courses beloging to the selected specialisationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600148891
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The topics of the course: 1. The problem of evil in contemporary (analytic) philosophy: the logical problem (J.L. Mackie, A. Plantinga), the evidential problem (W. Rowe). 2. The sources of evil: the Judaeo-christian and the Neoplatonic account. 3. Faces of evil (a) death as the ultimate evil, death as a non evil: Epicurean therapy, Stoic indifference, Christian resurrection 4. Faces of evil (b) matter: Neoplatonism, Manichaeism 5. The meaning of evil: justified evil and theodicies: - Platonic and Stoic theodicies - the soul-making theodicy (Irenaeus, J. Hick) - free will theodicy (Augustine) - the best possible world and the Lisbon earthquake (Leibniz and Voltaire) - the theodicy of Richard Swinburne 6. Unjustifiable evil: the Story of Job, the Holocaust 7. The banality of evil and narratives of evil 8. The overcoming of theodicies
Keywords
The Problem of Evil, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1506
Total1506
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Καντ Ε., Κριτική του πρακτικού λόγου, μτφ. Κ. Ανδρουλιδάκης. Αθήνα: Εστία, 2009. Τοντόροφ Τ., Μνήμη του κακού Πειρασμός του καλού. Αθήνα: Εστία, 2003.
Additional bibliography for study
K. Nielsen, Εισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία της θρησκείας, μτφ. Β. Αδραχτάς. Αθήνα: Ψυχογιός, 2002. Θ. Λίποβατς, Η απατηλή σαγήνη και η διαβρωτική βία του κακού. Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2012. P. Ricœur, Το κακό, μτφ. Γ. Γρηγορίου. Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2005. J. Baudrillard, Η διαφάνεια του κακού, μτφ. Ζ. Σαρίκας. Αθήνα: Εξάντας, 1996. R. Girard, Εθεώρουν τον σατανάν ως αστραπή, μτφ. Ε. Γραμματικοπούλου. Αθήνα: Εξάντας,2002. R. Muchembled, Μια ιστορία του διαβόλου, μτφ. Ε. Τσελέντη. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο, 2003. R. Schwartz, Βία και μονοθεϊσμός: Η κατάρα του Κάιν, μτφ. Φ. Τερζάκης. Αθήνα: Φιλίστωρ, 2000. Χ. Γιανναράς, Το αίνιγμα του κακού. Αθήνα: Ίκαρος, 2008. Ν. Ματσούκας, Το πρόβλημα του κακού. Θεσσαλονίκη: Πουρναράς, 1986. Ι. Ρωμανίδης, Το προπατορικόν αμάρτημα. Αθήνα: Δόμος, 21989 (1957). A. Turner, Η ιστορία της Κόλασης, μτφ. Β. Αδραχτάς. Αθήνα: Φιλίστωρ, 1997. K. Armstrong, Η ιστορία του θεού, μτφ. Φ. Τερζάκης. Αθήνα: Φιλίστωρ, 1998. (Περαιτέρω βιβλιογραφία στην ιστοσελίδα του μαθήματος στο elearning.)
Last Update
08-05-2020