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Library of Philosophy and Religion

Traditions of Compassion

From Religious Duty to Social Activism

Authors: Lampert, Khen

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Throughout history, compassion has stood at the base of the radical cry to change the world order and remedy injustices. It has also been a political tool for society's power-wielders, who have exploited the sense of calling compassion arouses to hide the repressive, belligerent, and manipulative nature of society's power structure. This book analyzes four models of compassion, each representing manifestations of compassion in different cultures and eras: Judeo-Christianity, Buddhism, Modernism, and the author's alternative, a response to neocapitalist postmodernism-radical compassion and its imperative to take action.

About the authors

KHEN LAMPERT is Lecturer at the Tel-Aviv University Department of East-Asian Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His areas of expertise are philosophy; critical theory; East-Asian cultures; and history of ideas. For over twenty years, concurrent with his academic activities, he has worked with children in underprivileged neighbourhoods in Israel (both Jewish and Arabs), in a wide range of capacities (counsellor, co-ordinator, instructor, director). He is the author of Compassionate Education: Prolegomena for Radical Schooling (2003) and the co-author of A Voice Unheard: Insight to Children's Distress (2005) (Hebrew).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traditions of Compassion
Book Subtitle
From Religious Duty to Social Activism
Authors
Series Title
Library of Philosophy and Religion
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50375-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230503755
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8527-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54024-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 203
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