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“Good Persons, Good Aims, and the Problem of Evil,” A Lecture by Linda Zagzebski

Philosopher of  religion, Dr. Linda Zagzebski, gave a lecture at the Contemporary Moral Theory and the Problem of Evil Conference held at the University of Notre Dame. In this lecture, Dr. Zagzebski analyzes the nature of the problem of evil and how it is usually framed. She discusses what makes some state of affairs intrinsically evil and suggests that perhaps we should use a virtue theory to explicate goodness and badness instead of considering states of affairs in isolation from the agents that bring them about. It’s a very creative and insightful lecture; well worth your time if you’re interested in the problem of evil or the application of virtue ethics.

 

Photo: “Untitled” by S. Zamani. CC License. 

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