Humanities
Modern Philosophy

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Viktor Frankl, a 20th Century Philosopher believed that humans must find meaning in their lives in order to function, and in order to endure evil.

Evil is a difficult thing to reconcile, and it even caused philosopher John Stuart Mill to reject Christianity. But others argue that it is logically impossible to have a perfect world--nothing can be perfect compared to God.

One way of justifying evil might be to consider it a healing process that God considers a necessary experience.

Think about degrees of evil as you separate natural evils (hurricanes, "Acts of God") from those that are man-made, like anthrax or terrorism.

Now separate the man-made into those perpetrated under the "illusion" of good (Saddam Hussein, Hitler) and those of the evil doer who knows he is committing a crime..

Do you think evil is moral or non-moral? Is it the fault of God, or do we bring this upon ourselves? Refer to the philosophers above and the readings in your answer.

Please write 400 words least


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