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Political emotions : why love matters for justice

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013]
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Analyzing the role of emotion in political life, draws from a range of global sources to suggest that the cultivation of emotions--specifically love--can inspire individuals to sacrifice for the common good.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780674724655 0674724658
OCLC Number: 840460744
Description: viii, 457 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A problem in the history of liberalism --
Equality and love : Rousseau, Herder, Mozart --
Religions of humanity I : Auguste Comte, J.S. Mill --
Religions of humanity II : Rabindranath Tagore --
The aspiring society : equality, inclusion, distribution --
Compassion : human and animal --
"Radical evil" : helplessness, narcissism, contamination --
Teaching patriotism : love and critical freedom --
Tragic and comic festivals : shaping compassion, transcending disgust --
Compassion's enemies : fear, envy, shame --
How love matters for justice.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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