A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love and Truth and Justice

A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love and Truth and Justice by Raimond Gaita

ISBN10: 0415241146
ISBN13: 978-0415241144
Author: Raimond Gaita
Title: A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love and Truth and Justice
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 10, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1784 kb
Size PDF: 1293 kb
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Subcategory: Humanities

A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love and Truth and Justice by Raimond Gaita



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.

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