The Politics of Compassion The Challenge to Care for the Stranger

The Politics of Compassion
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781786607478
  • november 2018
  • 238 pagina's
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The Politics of Compassion explores the manifold obstacles that hinder our individual and collective capacity to care for the vulnerable, offering insights from history, religion, ethics, cognitive and social sciences, international relations, public policy, and contemporary politics. It examines both how far we've come in addressing poverty and social injustice and how far we still have to go. It concludes by discussing strategies to help us achieve a more consistent practice of compassion in public life.

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This timely volume about compassion in politics is informed by a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. Students seeking to understand the history and development of policies for the economically disadvantaged and the stranger in our midst will find Edward Murphy's well-documented analysis relevant and compelling. -- Constance Willard Williams, Associate Professor Emerita, Brandeis University Why do good people turn a blind eye to the suffering of strangers? In this comprehensive and engaging book, Edward U. Murphy answers this question by examining ethical, historical, religious and psychological perspectives on compassion. Most importantly, he shows how to combine these perspectives with savvy political advocacy in order to motivate effective actions to reduce suffering, injustice, and poverty. -- Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon The Politics of Compassion provides a timely and compelling discussion of the ways in which emotions of empathy and compassion can and should play a role in our societies' treatment of marginalized and disadvantaged populations. A comprehensive and well-written account which brings a new contribution to current debates. -- Jane Freedman, Professor, Universite Paris 8

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november 2018
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238 pagina's
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9781786607478

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The Challenge to Care for the Stranger
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