La domanda di Caino. Male Perdono Fraternità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Cain's question. Bad Forgiveness Fraternity

Franco Riva

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[Autom. eng. transl.] "I do not know. Am I in charge of my brother »? Evil, fraternity and forgiveness live together in the request of Cain after the killing of Abel. Without responsibility for others we cannot be brothers and the evil done does not disappear with forgiveness. Original and evocative, the course of the book deals with the order of Evil, Forgiveness, Fraternity. "Evil" restores weight to the scandal of suffering and injustice that makes us fragile and unjustified. "Forgiveness" focuses on the paradoxes of forgiving - possible and impossible, hoped for and desperate - and dialogue between the deaf of forgiveness (private sphere) and justice (public sphere). "Fraternity" takes Cain's question seriously: we are not brothers before being responsible. Because unfortunately evil is not only done against, but also in the name of fraternity itself. The path also reflects literary dialogues (Cervantes, Dostoevsky, Bible, French Revolution) and philosophical (Arendt, Buber, Derrida, Jankélévitch, Jonas, Kierkegaard, Lévinas, Marcel, Ricoeur, Schmitt).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Cain's question. Bad Forgiveness Fraternity
Original languageItalian
Number of pages122
ISBN (Print)9788869446085
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • fraternità
  • giustizia
  • male
  • perdono


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