What is evil? Not everyone understands it the same way. Killing an annoying fly seems rather harmless to some, while for Jain monks, for example, it is unthinkable to harm any living creature, even a fly.
The apprehension of evil has changed over time. Following the twentieth-century’s horrifying wars and revolutions, German thinker Hannah Arendt came to the conclusion that evil becomes banal: some of the cruelest and the most unthinkable things can be caused by an ordinary, even mediocre person, meaning evil becomes a mundane phenomenon. Participants will discuss how they understand the limits and meaning of evil.