The Troubadour Podcast

Romantic #5: The Tyger by William Blake & The Problem of EVIL

June 09, 2018
The Troubadour Podcast
Romantic #5: The Tyger by William Blake & The Problem of EVIL
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The Troubadour Podcast
Romantic #5: The Tyger by William Blake & The Problem of EVIL
Jun 09, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
A philosopher versus a Poet
Show Notes
Today we will explore how a philosopher would explain the famous "problem of evil" and how a poet would discuss the same problem. Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet? What the hammer? what the chain, In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp, Dare its deadly terrors clasp! When the stars threw down their spears And water'd heaven with their tears: Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Tyger Tyger burning bright, In the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

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