Philosophies of Gratitude (Hardback)Ashraf H. A. Rushdy (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 614 g
Dimensions: 243 x 164 x 24 mm
Ashraf Rushdy's Philosophies of Gratitude is a wonderful book with an extraordinary combination of historical erudition, literary and exegetical mastery, and philosophical insight. There really is nothing else like it on the subject. * Stephen Darwall, Yale University *
Ashraf Rushdy has produced an elegantly written, all-sided examination of gratitude, surveying the history of philosophical interpretations and exhibiting the multiple dimensions of gratitude as a sentiment, action, and disposition or form of being. This is simply the best book I have read on gratitude, and why it remains crucial to our lives today. * David Konstan, New York University *
Rushdy's wide-ranging study explores both historical and contemporary philosophical understandings of gratitude. Rushdy highlights tensions in our thinking of gratitude as sentiment, as a practice, and as a way of a being, and he offers a subtle philosophical model to encompass the best of each. His Philosophies of Gratitude is highly recommended as a richly informative and engagingly written investigation of a topic that has long been understudied in moral philosophy. * Thomas E. Hill, Jr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill *
In this beautiful, humane, and learned book, Ashraf Rushdy distinguishes gratitude understood as a burden-dispelling transaction of 'economic' justice from gratitude as a sentiment that binds us to one another by ties of affection and recognition of mutual dependence. * Robert C. Roberts, Baylor University *
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