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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With exchange came specialization and the division of labour . : As tasks became
specialized , the species began to realize its unique ability : to generate a surplus
, to expand the scarcity constraints of nature and thus to release its own desire ...
Taken as a whole , Rousseau ' s writing is the most profound attempt to defend
the possibility of an egalitarian republic of citizens within the international division
of labour of an emerging capitalist economy . It represents the most sustained ...
3 , P . 525 ; on the town - country division of labour , see ' Political Economy ' , p .
149 . Physiocratic economics , of course , was centrally concerned with balancing
agricultural and manufacturing production . See R . L . Meek The Economics of ...
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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
Tragedy and Utopia
THE NATURAL AND THE SOCIAL
THE BODY AND THE SPIRIT
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