The Need for Roots

Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind

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Author: Simone Weil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134488637

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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First published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Need for Roots

Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Toward Mankind ; Translated by Arthur Wills ; with a Pref. by T.S. Eliot

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Author: Simone Weil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415271028

Category: Social ethics

Page: 298

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One-Dimensional Man

Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

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Author: Herbert Marcuse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134438796

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and experiencing life. Published in 1964, it fast became an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner notes in his introduction, Marcuse's greatest work was a 'damning indictment of contemporary Western societies, capitalist and communist.' Yet it also expressed the hopes of a radical philosopher that human freedom and happiness could be greatly expanded beyond the regimented thought and behaviour prevalent in established society. For those who held the reigns of power Marcuse's call to arms threatened civilization to its very core. For many others however, it represented a freedom hitherto unimaginable.

Beyond Suffering and Reparation

The Aftermath of Political Violence in the Peruvian Andes

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Author: Timothy James Bowyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319989839

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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This book presents the key issues, debates, concepts, approaches, and questions that together define the lives of rural people living in extreme poverty in the aftermath of political violence in a developing country context. Divided into nine chapters, the book addresses issues such as the complexities of human suffering, losing trust, psychic wounds, dealing with post-traumatic stress situations, and disillusionment after change. By building knowledge about human and social suffering in a post-conflict environment, the book counters the objectification of human and social suffering and the moral detachment with which it is associated. In addition, it presents practical ways to help make things better. It discusses new methodological concepts based around empathy and participation to show how the subjective reality of human and social suffering matter. Finally, the book maps a burgeoning field of enquiry based around the need for linking psychosocial approaches with the actual lived experience of individuals and groups.

George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

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Author: Timothy C. Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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George Mackay Brown has long been recognised as one of the most original and important Scottish writers of the twentieth century. This book is the first comprehensive account of Brown's work from a philosophical perspective and offers a radical new approach to the study of Scottish literature. The importance of local community in the work of Scottish novelists ranging from Walter Scott to Neil M. Gunn has often been noted, but few critics have addressed the relation of this concept to current philosophical and sociological models of community. Timothy C. Baker uses Brown's work as a primary case study to demonstrate that the relationship between the individual and the community is a dominant narrative question in Scottish fiction.Baker traces the development of Brown's writing in relation to contemporary developments in the study of community, drawing on both continental and Anglo-American traditions. Focusing on Brown's novels, Baker argues for Brown's importance not only within a Scottish literary tradition, but as a major thinker of community. The book also suggests the utility of community, as opposed to nation and region, for productive discourse on modern literature. Combining close readings with theoretical elaborations, and including a broad national and historical overview, Baker offers a new perspective both on Brown's work and contemporary national literatures.Key Features:*Offers the first philosophically-informed critique of George Mackay Brown *Shows how fiction can contribute to an understanding of the problems of community in modernity*Suggests new directions for the study of contemporary Scottish literature*Takes into account Brown's late and posthumous writings as well as unpublished material not covered before

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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