The Needs of Strangers
This thought provoking book uncovers a crisis in the political imagination, a wide-spread failure to provide the passionate sense of community "in which our need for belonging can be met." Seeking the answers to fundamental questions, Michael Ignatieff writes vividly both about ideas and about the people who tried to live by them from Augustine to Bosch, from Rosseau to Simone Weil. Incisive and moving, "The Needs of Strangers" returns philosophy to its proper place, as a guide to the art of being human.
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It is hard to imagine ourselves actually asking a philosopher such mortal
questions as Boswell dared ask Hume . ... In a letter to Francis Hutcheson , the
professor of moral philosophy at Glasgow , written in 1739 when he was just
twenty - eight ...
113 ; the ' system of needs ' is in G . W . F . Hegel Philosophy of Right ( Oxford :
Clarendon Press , 1965 ) pp . 126128 , paragraphs 189 - 195 . 30 – Hume
Essasys , I , pp . 454 - 5 ( Оf the Original Contract ' ) . 31 - Hume Treatise , pp . 41
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237 ; on Hume ' s religious thought , see J . C . A . Gaskin Hume ' s Philosophy of
Religion ( London : Macmillan , 1978 ) . ... Providence in the Social Order (
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society , 1972 ) ; the great Providential
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Although I found the conclusion anticlimactic, the preceding chapter were full of suggestive insights, drawing upon connections in literature not easily seen to others. The first on Shakespeare's Lear ... Read full review
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