FRUITS OF SORROW CL by Elizabeth V. Spelman

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Philosopher Elizabeth Spelman explores the subtleties that happen when we try to make sense of suffering. She traces the complex ways in which we try to redeem pain, showing in startling light how compassion may mask condescension, and how identifying with another's pain often slips into illicit appropriation.
 

About Elizabeth V. Spelman

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Spelman is professor of philosophy at Smith College in Northampton, MA.
 
Published July 30, 1997 by Beacon Press. 224 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Suffering is endemic to the human condition, and tragic suffering is universal, not because it happens to everyone but because it could happen to anyone.

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