A New Philosophy of Darkness

Adam Barkman

Over the course of history, darkness and creatures associated with the dark have long been vilified. Yet according to Adam Barkman, this vilification has often resulted in both aesthetic and ethical injustice. At the root of these injustices is humanity’s constant failure both to keep the literal and the metaphorical separate and to remember that all creation – both in its individual parts and as a whole – was created and declared good. Thus, in this paper, Barkman considers how we should understand, speak about and act in regard to darkness and creatures associated with the dark. Mr. Barkman, the author of C. S. Lewis and Philosophy as a Way of Life and co-editor of Manga and Philosophy, is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College.

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