Evil: A challenge to philosophy and theology by Paul RicoeurEvil: A challenge to philosophy and theology by Paul Ricoeur

Evil: A challenge to philosophy and theology

byPaul Ricoeur

Paperback | June 21, 2007

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Where 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 phenomenological 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 (E ncountering Evil ). Ricoeur considers here man's vulnerability to evil with depth and matchless sensitivity.

Professor of philosophy at the University of Paris and the University of Chicago, Paul Ricoeur has been described as "possibly the only younger philosopher in Europe whose reputation is of the magnitude of that of the old men of Existentialism---Marcel, Jaspers, Heidegger and Sartre . . . ." His work has been characterized as "the most...
Title:Evil: A challenge to philosophy and theologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.8 × 5.06 × 0.29 inPublished:June 21, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826494765

ISBN - 13:9780826494764


Table of Contents

¿Extended Introduction by Graham Ward
Preface by Pierre Gisel
1. The experience of evil
2. The levels of discussion and discourse on evil
3. Thinking, acting, feeling

Editorial Reviews

"offers rich philosophical resources for theological reflection" Brian Gregor, Heythrop Journal