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.
Paul 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.
"Evil: A History in Modern French Literature and Thought offers a rich study of French thought on evil in its development over almost two centuries. Catani succeeds in the ambitious task of placing in dialogue with one another upwards of forty key thinkers in order to establish a series of significant shifts in understanding evil that will greatly benefit scholars of intellectual history." --Scott M. Powers, University of Mary Washington, H-France Review