Dr Luke Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He works in the domain of moral philosophy, and has written on the nature of evil, forgiveness, virtue and vice. In addition to teaching ethics and critical thinking at university, Luke has run philosophy classes for high school students, business leaders, and prison inmates. Luke's book Evil: A Philosophical Investigationis being published in 2014 by Oxford University Press.
Luke will be taking part in the following event:
Curiosity Lecture Series: On Defence of Evil
Saturday 24 May
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Many of us use the word 'evil' to describe wartime atrocities and serial killers, but is it naïve or misguided to believe that evil exists? Does evil belong in a supernatural realm, or is it simply part of morality? What is the difference between evil action and merely wrong action, or between an evil person and a merely bad person? Is any actual person really so morally corrupt and irredeemable that he or she deserves to be called evil?
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