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Victims and Values: A History and a Theory of Suffering (Contributions in Philosophy) Paperback – 21 Nov 1990


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"Amato has written a genuinely public book about serious public affairs. This work is not simply about knowing but most certainly about doing. What a story!"-RADICAL PHILOSOPHY REVIEW OF BOOKS

?Amato has written a genuinely public book about serious public affairs. This work is not simply about knowing but most certainly about doing. What a story!?-RADICAL PHILOSOPHY REVIEW OF BOOKS

"It has been a rare pleasure to review a book as exciting and illuminating as this one."-Hiroshi Obayashi Rutgers University

"From the reviews of Amato's earlier Guilt and Gratitude: "In this exciting, scholarly, and thought-provoking work, Amato traces the history of the ethical principles of the traditional, the Christian, and the progressive way."- Choice

"Guilt and Gratitude is a fascinating and creative interweaving of many themes drawn from European and American history of the past three hundred years. Amato has brought together an astonishing array of scholarly insights from a variety of fields in this admirable analysis of modern Western experience."- Word & World

"[This book] charts the battles of rival sufferings and claims to suffering: a politics of suffering, curiously waged in an age when moral standards wane, and moral arguments do not get far beyond public rhetoric....[Amato's] analysis is profoundly original, not only in joining history and religion, but in assuming...that religion has things to say to late twentieth-century folk....The book...[is] an admirable essay."- Eugen Weber from the Foreword

About the Author

JOSEPH A. AMATO is Professor of History at Southwest State University in Minnesota. He has served as a consultant, humanist, and evaluator for several state and national humanities projects. Frequent reviewer, essayist, and the author of several books on ethics, death, and murder, Amato's abiding interest in twentieth century thought is represented by his Mounier and Maritain: A French Catholic Understanding of the Modern World, Ethics: Living or Dead?, and Guilt and Gratitude: A Historical Study of the Origins of Contemporary Conscience (Greenwood Press, 1982).

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