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The Needs of Strangers by Michael Ignatieff

The Needs of Strangers

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The Needs of Strangers by Michael Ignatieff
Paperback $14.00
Jun 03, 1986 | ISBN 9780140086812

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Praise

“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
Notes
Index

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