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In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Clifford Orwin (Hardback)
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In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Clifford Orwin (Hardback)

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Hardback 562 Pages / Published: 18/03/2015
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This collection of essays, offered in honor of the distinguished career of prominent political philosophy professor Clifford Orwin, provides a wide context in which to consider the rise of "humanity" as one of the chief modern virtues. A relative of-and also a replacement for-formerly more prominent other-regarding virtues like justice and generosity, humanity and later compassion become the true north of the modern moral compass. Contributors to this volume consider various aspects of this virtue, by comparison with what came before and with attention to its development from early to late modernity, and up to the present.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739184165
Number of pages: 562
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 234 x 161 x 45 mm


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It is uncommon to encounter a Festschrift honoring a scholar who has authored only one book-albeit an outstanding one-even when his work also includes numerous important scholarly articles on various topics. The diverse and generally excellent contributions to the present substantial volume make clear why Clifford Orwin is an exception to that rule. . . . The contributions to this volume attest to a life, and career, well lived. * Interpretation *
The 32 essays collected in this festschrift bear witness, as well as any single volume could, to the accomplishments of the extraordinary man they honor. Here friends, colleagues, and students make plain the astonishing breadth and depth of Clifford Orwin's philosophic concerns as a scholar and writer. What may be more, they begin to do justice to his lasting influence as a teacher, a teacher at once brilliant, demanding, and generous. -- Robert C. Bartlett, Behrakis Professor of Hellenic Political Thought, Boston College
This collection in honor of Clifford Orwin offers us a rich group of very intelligent essays by his students and colleagues on important issues of classical and modern thought. The essays center on and illuminate the works of Thucydides and the theme of humanity that have guided Professor Orwin's outstanding scholarship. -- Mark Blitz, Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
These 32 chapters, contributed by some of leading students of political philosophy of our time, constitute an unmatched comprehensive and penetrating introduction to the whole of human experience in the West from Thucydides to Mother Teresa. They are abundant testimony to the pedagogical excellence of Clifford Orwin, quite the formidable scholar and astute Canadian public intellectual whose influence for the good has ranged far and wide. -- Peter Augustine Lawler, Berry College

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