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The Resource On the world and ourselves, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek ; with a contribution by Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania ; translated by Lydia Bauman

On the world and ourselves, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek ; with a contribution by Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania ; translated by Lydia Bauman

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On the world and ourselves
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On the world and ourselves
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Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek ; with a contribution by Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania ; translated by Lydia Bauman
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eng
Summary
"Unde malum" - from where does evil come? That is the question that has plagued humankind ever since Eve, seduced by the serpent, tempted Adam to taste the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Throughout history the awareness of good and evil has always been linked to the awareness of choice and to the freedom and responsibility to choose this is what makes us human. But the responsibility to choose is a burden that weighs heavily on our shoulders, and the temptation to hand this over to someone else be they a demagogue or a scientist who claims to trace everything back to our genes is a tempting illusion, like the paradise in which humans have at last been relieved of the moral responsibility for their actions. In the second series of their conversations Zygmunt Bauman and Stanislaw Obirek reflect on the life challenges confronted by the denizens of the fragmented, individualized society of consumers and the form taken in such a society by the fundamental aspects of the human condition - such as human responsibility for the choice between good and evil, self-formation and self-assertion, the need for recognition or the call to empathy, mutual respect, human dignity and tolerance.--
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1925-
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Bauman, Zygmunt
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Obirek, Stanisław
  • Jasińska-Kania, Aleksandra
  • Bauman, Lydia
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  • Self
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Presentism (Philosophy)
  • Critical thinking
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On the world and ourselves, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek ; with a contribution by Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania ; translated by Lydia Bauman
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17785807
Dimensions
23 cm.
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ix, 199 pages
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9780745687117
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)915799199
Label
On the world and ourselves, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislaw Obirek ; with a contribution by Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania ; translated by Lydia Bauman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17785807
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 199 pages
Isbn
9780745687117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)915799199

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