Justice and Love
A Philosophical Dialogue
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 224
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
How do we see and act justly in the world? In what ways can we ethically respond to social and economic crisis? How do we address the desperation that exists in the new forms of violence and atrocity? These are all questions at the heart of Justice and Love, a philosophical dialogue on how to imagine and act in a more just world by theologian Rowan Williams and philosopher Mary Zournazi. Looking at different religious and philosophical traditions, Williams and Zournazi argue for the re-invigoration and enriching of the language of justice and, by situating justice alongside other virtues, they extend our everyday vocabularies on what is just. Drawing on examples ranging from the Paris Attacks, the Syrian War, and the European Migrant Crisis to Brexit and the US Presidential elections, Williams and Zournazi reflect on justice as a process: a condition of being, a responsiveness to others, rather than a cold distribution of fact. By doing so, they explore the love and patience needed for social healing and the imagination required for new ways of relating and experiencing the world.
How to define justice? Find the correct universal formula? Rectify long-standing injustices (there are lots of these)? This eye-opening exchange between two remarkable thinkers, who draw on their knowledge of politics, theology and literature, shows us how much more is required. We have to be able really to see each other beyond our self-serving projections and stereotypes (something that love can provide resources for); and we have to imagine how we could form together a mutually sustaining society. * Charles Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, McGill University, Canada *