RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 260231121 LA English T1 On kindness A1 Phillips, Adam,, Taylor, Barbara,, PB Farrar, Straus and Giroux PP New York YR 2009 SN 9780374226503 0374226504 AB "In this brilliant book, [authors] examine the pleasures and perils of kindness. Modern people have been taught to perceive ourselves as fundamentally antagonistic to one another, our motives self-seeking. Drawing on intellectual history, literature, psychoanalysis, and contemporary social theory, this book explains how and why we have chosen loneliness over connection. On Kindess argues that a life lived in instinctive, sympathetic identification with others is the one we should allow ourselves to live."--Jacket.