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Giving : Western ideas of philanthropy

Author: J B Schneewind
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996.
Series: Philanthropic studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What ways do we have for understanding charity and philanthropy? How do we come to think in these ways? In this volume, historians of antiquity, the middle ages, early modern thought, and the Victorian era discuss the evolution of thinking about and practicing voluntary giving. An economist and an anthropologist bring their disciplines to bear in showing some aspects of how charity functions now. A historian of
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Giving.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95051749
(OCoLC)33947425
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J B Schneewind
ISBN: 0585225710 9780585225715
OCLC Number: 45729377
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Philanthropy as a virtue in late antiquity and the Middle Ages / Scott Davis --
2. Contexts of charity in the Middle Ages : religious, social and civic / Suzanne Roberts --
3. Philosophical ideas of charity : some historical reflections / J.B. Schneewind --
4. The philanthropic perspective after a hundred years / Alan Ryan --
5. Charity, justice, and the idea of moral progress / Allen Buchanan --
6. Losses and gains / Mary Douglas --
7. Motivation, cognition, and charitable giving / Robert Frank --
8. Philanthropy in the African American experience / Adrienne Lash Jones --
9. "Human communion" or a free lunch : school dinners in Victorian and Edwardian London / Ellen Ross --
10. Compromising to achieve : choice in international charity / Alex Rondos.
Series Title: Philanthropic studies.
Responsibility: edited by J.B. Schneewind.

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Portrays the evolution of thinking about and practicing voluntary giving. This volume takes up such question as if we lived in a just world, would there be any need for charity? It brings together  Read more...

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