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by Joseph A Amato


Victims and Values joins history and ethics . JOSEPH A. AMATO is Professor of History at Southwest State University in Minnesota. Series: Contributions in Military Studies (Book 42).

Victims and Values joins history and ethics, conducting a timely inquiry into conscience and politics. Mindful of William James's notion that ethics must be grounded in the historical situation. He has served as a consultant, humanist, and evaluator for several state and national humanities projects.

charts the battles of rival sufferings and claims to suffering: a politics of suffering, curiously .

charts the battles of rival sufferings and claims to suffering: a politics of suffering, curiously waged in an age when moral standards wane, and moral arguments do not get far beyond public rhetoric. analysis is profoundly original, not only in joining history and religion, but in assuming. that religion has things to say to late twentieth-century folk. - Eugen Weber from the Foreword.

Victims and Values book. Amato's hope is that each person will be able to take measure of the suffering of others, while still remaining able to value his own suffering. After distinguishing pain from suffering, Amato starts his work with the assumption that humanity must interpret and give meaning to its pains and sufferings. Amato examines the fundamental place of suffering, sacrifice, and victims in Greek and Christian cultures. Mindful of William James's notion that ethics must be grounded in the historical situation, this book examines fundamental ambiquities, dichotomies, and contradictions that we experience about the worth of our own suffering and that of others. In particular, it analyzes how victims make a powerful claim upon contemporary conscience and politics.

Amato examines the fundamental place of suffering, sacrifice, and victims in Greek and Christian cultures.

Home Browse Books Book details, Victims and Values: A History and a Theory o. .Victims and Values: A History and a Theory of Suffering. By Joseph A. Amato, David Monge. Amato focuses his work on empathy and reason, hoping that each person will be able to take some of the suffering of others and still remain able to relate to his to own suffering instead of giving in to resignation or despair. On a hot summer morning, a prisoner hears himself condemned to death. He spends the next few weeks in the condemned cell, hoping for reprieve, but learns that there will not be any.

Amato, Joseph A. and Monge, David. Bibliographic Citation. New York: Praeger, 1990. Suffering; Values; Religious Ethics; Value, Quality of Life; International and Political Dimensions of Biology and Medicine; Collections. EthxWeb: Literature in Bioethics. Показать полную информацию.

Social and Political Philosophy. Value Theory, Miscellaneous. Bernhard Giesen - 2005 - Sociological Theory 23 (3):275-285. Similar books and articles. Nietzsche and the Dilemma of Suffering. Science, Logic, and Mathematics. Logic and Philosophy of Logic. Thinking with Suffering. Iain Wilkinson - 2001 - Cultural Values 5 (4):421-444.

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Victims and Values joins history and ethics, conducting a timely inquiry into conscience and politics. Mindful of William James's notion that ethics must be grounded in the historical situation, this book examines fundamental ambiquities, dichotomies, and contradictions that we experience about the worth of our own suffering and that of others. In particular, it analyzes how victims make a powerful claim upon contemporary conscience and politics. Amato distances himself equally from those who deny suffering all substantive meaning and those who fashionably transform it into self-righteous identities and political rhetorics and ideologies. Amato's hope is that each person will be able to take measure of the suffering of others, while still remaining able to value his own suffering.

After distinguishing pain from suffering, Amato starts his work with the assumption that humanity must interpret and give meaning to its pains and sufferings. Amato examines the fundamental place of suffering, sacrifice, and victims in Greek and Christian cultures. Reaching the central object of his study, the modern mind, Amato shows how the reformist world view of the eighteenth century philosopher sought to reduce suffering to a matter of rational calculation and how the progressive views of the nineteenth century dedicated the most profound energies of society and state to the elimination of human suffering. Ironically, in the twentieth century this resulted in an increasingly hedonistic society that is preoccupied with suffering and its rights, victims and their claims. Historians, philosophers, political scientists, theologians, and lay people will all find a lively forum in Amato's work.

Victims and Values: A History and a Theory of Suffering (Praeger Series in Political Communication (Paperback)) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0275936907

ISBN: 0275936902

Author: Joseph A Amato

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Philosophy

Language: English

Publisher: Praeger (November 21, 1990)

Pages: 272 pages

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