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The Platonic Tradition looks at Evil

Exploring the question of evil as understood in the Platonic tradtion

What is evil? Does it exist, or is it merely an experience? Does it arise from a principle, and if so, what kind of principle could it be? Can something or somebody be "pure evil"? What happens if we claim that evil does not exist?

These and similar questions have been asked by human beings throughout history – and at particular times with an urgency born from the press of circumstances. What does the Platonic tradition have to say about such matters?

We will look at this important subject through the writings of Plotinus and Proclus who both wrote treatises aimed at clarifying our thinking about evil and its place in the scheme of things.

No previous experience of formal philosophy is required.

Entrance in free, but donations between £3-5 will be welcomed.

A PDF download of the extract we will be reading is available on our website together with further details of this and other Prometheus Trust's activities: www.prometheustrust.co.uk (the PDF is on the "London Monday Evenings" page.)


Tim Addey | talks | www


Date and Time:

22 May 2017 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road

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