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'If we care enough, we can teach people how to be compassionate'


In preparation for the discussion that I'm hosting on Sat 20th at the Battle of Ideas 'A crisis of Compassion: who cares? ' I've been trying to get to grips with Martha Nussbaum's 'Compassion and Terror'. She suggests that compassionate judgement necessitates that we understand our world as one in which bad things happen to people, and human beings are both dignified and needy. This complex interaction, and our own ability to recognise our personal encounters with future tragedies, is what inspires compassion. Food for thought....

Posted date

16 October, 2012

Posted time

2:01 pm