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Rethinking generosity : critical theory and the politics of caritas, Romand Coles

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Rethinking generosity : critical theory and the politics of caritas
Title
Rethinking generosity
Title remainder
critical theory and the politics of caritas
Statement of responsibility
Romand Coles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Romand Coles explores how we might understand and motivate generosity in a world in which no theological or secular position can claim absolute privilege for itself. He argues that unless our generosity is fashioned in the context of a radical receptivity, we tend to undermine our best aspirations. In the agonistic dialogic character of human beings, Coles argues, is a practice of receptive generosity, an openness to the specific being and voices of others, and a concern to give them something of value. Ethical relations between people should be animated by receptive generosity, he suggests, but they are always fallible and rarely free of a tragic aspect that calls us critically to renew our efforts
  • The word caritas is taken by Coles to signify a transfiguration of what he thinks is most worthy in the Christian tradition. 'Post-secular caritas' refers to the hope of advancing this project through more receptive efforts to engage others, in ways less prone to violence, imperialism, and assimilation than are many aspects of Christianity and liberalism. In support of his theory, Coles offers provocative readings of Kant, Nietzsche, Adorno, and Habermas, bringing Adorno's ethical stance critically to bear upon the discourse ethics of Habermas. He then considers practical political implications, particularly for relations in civil society and among progressive social movements
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coles, Romand
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.G4
LC item number
C65 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generosity
  • Critical theory
  • Critical theory
  • Generosity
  • Charité
  • Altruismus
  • Kritische Theorie
  • Großzügigkeit
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Rethinking generosity : critical theory and the politics of caritas, Romand Coles
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: questioning Caritas -- Kant: secular sovereignty and beyond -- Adorno: toward a post-secular Caritas -- Habermas: coordination pressures and the truncation of communication -- Conclusion: post-secular Caritas, coalition politics and political economy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780801484872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97018760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36817235
  • (OCoLC)ocm36817235
Label
Rethinking generosity : critical theory and the politics of caritas, Romand Coles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: questioning Caritas -- Kant: secular sovereignty and beyond -- Adorno: toward a post-secular Caritas -- Habermas: coordination pressures and the truncation of communication -- Conclusion: post-secular Caritas, coalition politics and political economy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780801484872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97018760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36817235
  • (OCoLC)ocm36817235

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