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Evil or the Lack of Meaning

Fridlund, Patrik LU (2018) In Logoi.ph – Rivista di filosofia, Journal of Philosophy IV(11). p.34-48
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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Action, Aporia, Resignation, Paul Ricoeur, Theodicy
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Logoi.ph – Rivista di filosofia, Journal of Philosophy
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IV
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11
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Mimesis edizioni
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  title        = {Evil or the Lack of Meaning},
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