Julia Shaw Boris Breuer

Julia Shaw

Are You Evil?: The science behind humanity’s dark side

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Fri 26 April 2019

Julia Shaw

Are You Evil?: The science behind humanity’s dark side

Julia Shaw Boris Breuer
Fri 26 April 2019,

Julia Shaw has explored the darkest recesses of the human mind. In this wide-ranging event, she will talk about the deviance that lies in ourselves and others, drawing on science, popular culture and real life examples.

Why do the same dispositions that make us capable of heinous crimes also work to our advantage? If evil is within all of us, should it be said to exist at all? How similar is your brain to that of a psychopath? How many people have murder fantasies? Can A.I. be evil? Do your sexual proclivities make you a bad person? Who becomes a terrorist? This is a fascinating, darkly compelling, provocative, challenging subject that Shaw approaches with academic rigour and rationality.

Image credit Boris Breuer.

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