A Common Humanity

A Common Humanity

Thinking About Love and Truth and Justice

Book - 2000
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Taylor & Francis Publishing
The Holocaust and attempts to deny it, racism, murder, the case of Mary Bell. How can we include these and countless other examples of evil within our vision of a common humanity? These painful human incongruities are precisely what Raimond Gaita boldly harmonizes in his powerful new book, A Common Humanity.
Hatred with forgiveness, evil with love, suffering with compassion, and the mundane with the precious. Gaita asserts that our conception of humanity cannot be based upon the empty language of individual rights when it is our shared feelings of grief, hope, love, guilt, shame and remorse that offer a more potent foundation for common understanding. Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Simon Weil, Primo Levi, George Orwell, Iris Murdoch and Sigmund Freud, Gaita creates a beautifully written and provocative new picture of our common humanity.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 9780415241144
0415241146
9780415241137
0415241138
Branch Call Number: 170 GAI
Characteristics: xxxiii, 293 p. ; 25 cm

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