Evil or the Lack of Meaning

Logoi. Ph – Rivista di Filosofia, Journal of Philosophy 4 (11):34-48 (2018)
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Abstract

I argue that Paul Ricœur displaces and decentres established theodicies; the issue of evil is perceived as a practical rather than a speculative matter. It is the view of evil as a productive aporia, which suggests that evil provokes action and obliges human beings to take a stand ethically and politically. Hence, the topic of evil is not necessarily about putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The central problem of evil has less to do with logic than with resignation, inertia, despair and meaninglessness.

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Patrik Fridlund
Lund University

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