One of my favourite thinkers is Dr. Jordan Peterson. In the following talk, he does an amazing interpretation of the stories in Genesis and how it pertains to what evil is. He makes a clear distinction between tragedy as a requirement of being (refer to first Noble Truth in Buddhism) and evil. An amazing talk, I highly recommend it. So far, I’ve introduced his work to a number of people and they really seem to be engaged in it. It really does change how you perceive the world.
Some interesting bits:
– You cannot understand your capacity for good without understanding your capacity for evil.
– There can be no Being without limitation.