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A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita Craig Taylor

A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita

Craig Taylor

Published July 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781922235459
Paperback
224 pages
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Raimond Gaita has developed an original, powerful and sometimes controversial conception of the nature of ethical thought, and has made an outstanding contribution to moral philosophy, not least for his distinctive vision of the nature of moralMoreRaimond Gaita has developed an original, powerful and sometimes controversial conception of the nature of ethical thought, and has made an outstanding contribution to moral philosophy, not least for his distinctive vision of the nature of moral philosophy as an academic discipline. However the influence of Gaitas ethical thought extends well beyond academic philosophy. The essays in this collection examine the influence of Gaitas ethical thought in this broader sense, and particularly within Australian society and culture where it has been most significant. Through his various works, including his acclaimed biography Romulus: My Father, Gaitas ethical thought has had a considerable impact on the intellectual and cultural life of Australia. This collection is unique for its survey of this influence, with contributions from significant Australian writers, as well as academics from a diverse range of disciplines including politics, law, social work and philosophy. Other features of the collection include a new poem for Gaita by poet and screenwriter Nick Drake and an interview with Gaita by Anne Manne in which he reflects on the origins and development of his ethical thought as a form of lucidity.