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The Resource A common humanity : thinking about love and truth and justice, Raimond Gaita

A common humanity : thinking about love and truth and justice, Raimond Gaita

Label
A common humanity : thinking about love and truth and justice
Title
A common humanity
Title remainder
thinking about love and truth and justice
Statement of responsibility
Raimond Gaita
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love and Truth and Justice is a book about how the humanity of our fellow human beings is sometimes not fully visible to us." "Drawing on the examples of the Holocaust, the David Irving Affair, the case of Mary Bell and the taking of children of mixed blood from Aboriginal parents in Australia, Raimond Gaita examines the reasons for this. Amongst them, he argues, are a moralistic conception of morality that runs deep in our culture and an impoverished conception of reason and understanding. Both encourage a false opposition between moral judgement and compassion and between head and heart." "Essential and compelling reading for anyone interested in what makes an ethical society, A Common Humanity shows how philosophy can illuminate pressing moral issues none of us can afford to ignore."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaita, Raimond
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.G26 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Philosophical anthropology
Label
A common humanity : thinking about love and truth and justice, Raimond Gaita
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Melbourne : Text Pub., 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44885253
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780415241137
Lccn
00062740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A common humanity : thinking about love and truth and justice, Raimond Gaita
Publication
Note
Originally published: Melbourne : Text Pub., 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44885253
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780415241137
Lccn
00062740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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