Jean-Pierre Dupuy
A Short Treatise on the Metaphysics of Tsunamis


The theory of enlightened catastrophism by Jean-Pierre Dupuy interprets the human vision of global catastrophes as a determining factor of the current state of societies and individuals. The author considers evil in all its aspects as a comprehensive phenomenon of existence and asks questions: is man always responsible for it and is natural evil accidental? He also turns to the writings of Rene Girard and shows that moral evil, having reached its peak in the twentieth century, has acquired a new quality and affects our perception of the natural world. This provides food for thought about the ability of people to withstand disasters in the future. Jean-Pierre Dupuy (b. 1941) is a key figure connecting French philosophy and the world of modern technology.

ISBN 978-5-89059-370-2