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Essential care : an ethics of human nature

Author: Leonardo Boff
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2008.
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This volume draws on myth, science, and many faiths in Boffs passionate plea for care.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Boff, Leonardo.
Essential care.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007049680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Boff
ISBN: 9781435632271 1435632273 1602581657 9781602581654 1281299014 9781281299017
OCLC Number: 212907756
Notes: Translated from the Portuguese.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 178 pages)
Contents: Carelessness: a sign of our times --
To care: the ethos of the human being --
The fable-myth about 'care' --
An ingenious slave: Gaius Julius Hyginus --
Explaining the fable-myth about care --
Dimensions of care --
The nature of care --
Resonances of care --
Concretizations of care --
Pathologies of care --
Exemplary figures of care --
Conclusion: to care and the future of the dispossessed of the earth.
Responsibility: Leonardo Boff ; translation and notes, Alexandre Guilherme.


The issue of care serves as a critique of the agonising situation of our civilisation, but it also serves as an inspiring principle for a fresh paradigm of living together. This book envisions a  Read more...


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Boff challenges the Western political and religious establishment with an honest assessment and insightful analysis of the issues. Readers familiar with his early work as a leading Brazilian Read more...

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