Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Philosophy

First Advisor

Elvira Roncalli

Second Advisor

Edward Glowienka

Third Advisor

Alex Street

Abstract

Provoked by Albert Camus’ The Stranger, this paper explores the connection between evil and an indifference towards human relationships. Relying heavily on Hannah Arendt and Simone de Beauvoir, I offer an understanding of the self as relational and interconnected. Once the human beings are understood as relational, I will then explore how an indifference towards human relationships leads to a higher propensity for evil.

Share

COinS