Philosophy, Ethics and a Common Humanity: Essays in Honour of Raimond Gaita

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Routledge, 2011 - Philosophy - 239 pages
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The work of Raimond Gaita, in books such as Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception, A Common Humanity and The Philosopher‚e(tm)s Dog, has made an outstanding and controversial contribution to philosophy and to the wider culture. In this superb collection an international team of contributors explore issues across the wide range of Gaita‚e(tm)s thought, including the nature of good and evil, philosophy and biography, the unthinkable, Plato and ancient philosophy, Wittgenstein, the religious dimensions of Gaita‚e(tm)s work, aspects of the Holocaust, and aboriginal reconciliation in Australia.

 

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Contents

Philosophy in celebration Christopher Cordner
1
Lars Hertzberg
7
the religious impulse in Gaitas writing Stephen Mulhall
21
Jonathan Glover
37
goodness love and beauty Christopher Cordner
49
Antony Duff
68
Marina Barabas
82
Avishai Margalit
106
an appreciation Robert Manne
143
Platos Charmides on knowledge selfknowledge and integrity M M McCabe
161
Genevieve Lloyd
181
Peter Coghlan
197
Nick Drake
211
Peter Steele
220
Index
232
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humanity invisibility and law in the European settlement of Australia Martin Krygier
121

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Christopher Cordner is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His main area of interest is moral philosophy, including its Greek and Christian tributaries, and its overlap with aesthetics. He is currently writing a book called Simple Goodness.

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