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- DescriptionWhere does evil come from? How is it that we do evil? This book falls into three parts. The fi rst part deals with the magnitude and complexity of the problem of evil from a phemelogical perspective. The second part investigates the levels of speculation on the origin and nature of evil. The third discusses thinking, acting and feeling in connection with evil. The discussion runs in the classic intellectual tradition from Augustine, through Hegel, Leibnitz, Kant, and Nietzsche. But the voice is always that of Paul Ricoeur himself, though he also refers to modern writers like Harold Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People) and John K. Roth (Encountering Evil). Ricoeur considers here man's vulnerability to evil with depth and matchless sensitivity.
- Author BiographyPaul Ricoeur, was a leading French thinker in the philosophy of language. His translated works include The Symbolization of Evil (1969) and The Conflict of Interpretations (Athlone, 1989). Born in 1913 he was professor at Nanterre and Strasbourg. His first major work (3 Vols) was Philosophy of Will published in the UK in 1980.
- Author(s)Paul Ricoeur
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication21/04/2007
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight86 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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