The Needs of Strangers

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The Needs of Strangers by Michael Ignatieff
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Jun 03, 1986 | 160 Pages

  • Paperback $14.00

    Jun 03, 1986 | 160 Pages

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“Elegant meditations on human need. Ignatieff says something concrete and serious about each of his large topics.”
—Michael Walzer, The New Republic

“Ignatieff frames his questions with passion and precision [in a] searching and beautifully written meditation on human needs.”
Christian Science Monitor

“Michael Ignatieff writes an urgent prose … he will convince people, in highly readable fashion, that the ideas he discusses really matter.”
—Salman Rushdie, The Guardian

Table Of Contents

Introduction: Tragedy and Utopia
1. The Natural and the Social: King Lear
2. Body and Spirit: Augustine, Bosch, Erasmus, Pascal
3. Metaphysics and the Market: Hume and Boswell
4. The Market and the Republic: Smith and Rousseau
Conclusion: Homelessness and Belonging

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