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Evil. 21st Biennial Conference. The European Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

Datum: Donnerstag, 25. August 2016 - Sonntag, 28. August 2016
Ort: Uppsala (Sweden)
Veranstalter: The European Society for the Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)
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The European Society for the Philosophy of Religion

21st Biennial Conference

25th – 28th August 2016, Uppsala (Sweden)


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Evil is perhaps humanity’s most faithful – and fateful – companion; and few things affect us more or have an equally strong grip on the human imagination. This conference aims to reflect the richness of ways in which philosophers of religion approach evil today, both with regard to method, material and topics. Accordingly, the theme will be discussed in four sections, each with a specific focus.                 

Session 1: “Living with evil” Chair: Peter Jonkers

1. Hami Verbin (Tel Aviv): Three Knights of Faith on Job's Suffering and its Defeat

2. Thomas Schmidt (Frankfurt): TBA


Session 2: “Evil in Religions”  Chair: Hans-Peter Großhans

1. Gerardo Cunico (Genoa) “Religion as Source and Remedy of Evil”

2. Janusz Salamon (Prague) “Taking Responsibility for God, or When Theodicy Becomes Evil”


Session 3: “Evil in art and popular culture: Reflection and Representation” Moderator: Jonna Bornemark

1. Helen Andersson (Uppsala) “The Traces of a Half-Forgotten Dog: Suffering and Animal Humanity in Hélène Cixous’ Algerian Scenes”

2. Wessel Stoker (Amsterdam) “The representations of violence as evil in contemporary art: The power of the image in Kiefer, Richter and Bin Laden”


Session 4 “God and evil” Chair: Janusz Salamon

1. Yujin Nagasawa (Birmingham) ”The Problem of evil for atheists”

2. Sami Pihlström (Helsinki) ”Forgiving God and forgiving human beings”