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On kindness

Author: Adam Phillips; Barbara Taylor
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how kindness has seemingly become rare in modern life, and is perceived as dangerous, a sign of weakness, and an empty sentiment, covering historical and philosophical perspectives on the topic and the negative impact of depriving oneself from sympathetic identification with others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Phillips; Barbara Taylor
ISBN: 9780374226503 0374226504 9780312429744 0312429746
OCLC Number: 1037214737
Notes: "Originally published in slightly different form in 2009 by Hamish Hamilton, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
Description: 114 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Against kindness --
A short history of kindness --
How kind? --
The kindness instinct --
Modern kindness.
Responsibility: Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor.

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Discusses how kindness has seemingly become rare in modern life, and is perceived as dangerous, a sign of weakness, and an empty sentiment, covering historical and philosophical perspectives on the topic and the negative impact of depriving oneself from sympathetic identification with others.

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