Philosophy, Ethics and a Common Humanity Essays in Honour of Raimond Gaita edited by Christopher Cordner taal: Engels gepubliceerd door: Routledge eerste editie: 2011 bindwijze: gebonden isbn: 978-0-415-54638-6 pagina’s: 239 verworven via: Amazon
I have this bad habit of reading several books at the same time. I was reading (and still am) Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. Then I picked up Julian Franklin’s Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy, which was rather boring, and this made me think of Raimond Gaita. Because I remembered that he treated this bond […]
Romulus, My Father Raimond Gaita taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Text Publishingeerste editie: gedrukt: 2004verworven: 2005bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 1876485175verworven via: Abebooks Most biographies are about famous people, active in politics or art or science. We read their biographies because we admire them and want to know more about the human being behind the public figure.This beautiful biography is […]
Good and evilAn absolute conception Raimond Gaita taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Routledgeeerste editie: gedrukt: 2004verworven: 2005bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0415332893verworven via: Amazon More by Raimond Gaita.
A common humanityThinking about love and truth and justice Raimond Gaita taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Routledgeeerste editie: gedrukt: 2001verworven: 2003bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0415241146verworven via: amazon More by Raimond Gaita.
“Rai Gaita is a dog-lover, a philosopher and a gifted, sensitive writer. In this immensely readable and enjoyable book, he mixes the personal with the philosophical and the anecdotal with the profound to produce a series of illuminattng reflections on what it means to be a creature and, more importantly, what it means to be fully human. It is a great pleasure to read and should not be missed by anyone who still hopes to find in the works of philosophers things that are both interesting and important.” Ray Monk on the dust-jacket. This is really interesting and very readable. But readability is deceptive, because the philosophical message about ‘creatureliness’ is rather difficult.
See also my text about this book.