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Il male. Una sfida alla filosofia e alla…

Il male. Una sfida alla filosofia e alla teologia (edition 1993)

by Paul Ricoeur

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Title:Il male. Una sfida alla filosofia e alla teologia
Authors:Paul Ricoeur
Info:Morcelliana (1993), Paperback
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Evil: A Challenge to Philosophy and Theology by Paul Ricœur



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Se trata de un discurso que Ricoeur pronunció en la Universidad de Lausana en 1985. Por eso no puede meterse en muchas profundidades. Primero observa las reacciones humanas cuando se presenta el mal, centradas en la lamentación y la reprobación. Después, analiza las respuestas de las diferentes teorías morales y, sobre todo, religiosas. Finalmente, plantea su postura. El primer paso es pensar, y aquí hay que rendirse a la evidencia de la irracionalidad del mal. El mal es inexplicable, pero es que quizá haya muchas cosas que son racionalmente inexplicables. El segundo paso es actuar: si no podemos saber por qué existe el mal, intentemos simplemente minimizarlo. Pero, por mucho que lo intentemos, siempre quedará un fondo maligno que no se dejará dominar. Ante ello, hay que "sentir", es decir, intentar que el mal no nos afecte. Esta vía parece llevar al budismo, pero Ricoeur parece preferir el cristianismo, con su teología de la cruz, es decir, la asunción del mal como parte del bien, aunque inexplicable. Es lo que nos permite, como a Job, amar a Dios "por nada".

Pese a su brevedad, es sin duda un muy estimulante ensayo que confirma que ante el mal no hay respuestas racionales. Quizá ante ninguna de las cosas importantes de la vida quepan respuestas racionales. ( )
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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 (Encountering Evil). Ricoeur considers here man's vulnerability to evil with depth and matchless sensitivity.

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