Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation, Jonathan Lear
  • List: $15.99  |  Sale: $11.20
    Club: $7.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Author: Jonathan Lear

Narrator: Paul Heitsch

Unabridged: 5 hr 1 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 09/24/2019

Genre: Philosophy - Ethics & Moral Philosophy

Synopsis

Shortly before he died, Plenty Coups, the last great Chief of the Crow Nation, told his story-up to a certain point. 'When the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground,' he said, 'and they could not lift them up again. After this nothing happened.' It is precisely this point-that of a people faced with the end of their way of life-that prompts the philosophical and ethical inquiry pursued in Radical Hope. In Jonathan Lear's view, Plenty Coups's story raises a profound ethical question that transcends his time and challenges us all: how should one face the possibility that one's culture might collapse? This is a vulnerability that affects us all-insofar as we are all inhabitants of a civilization, and civilizations are themselves vulnerable to historical forces. How should we live with this vulnerability? Can we make any sense of facing up to such a challenge courageously? Using the available anthropology and history of the Indian tribes during their confinement to reservations, and drawing on philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, Lear explores the story of the Crow Nation at an impasse as it bears upon these questions-and these questions as they bear upon our own place in the world.

Recommended

Just Giving Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, Rob Reich
Just Giving
by Rob Reich

Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today's democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society's benefit, Just Giving shows how such generosity not only isn't the unassailable good we think it to be ...

Narrator: Matthew Josdal
Published: 02/19/2019

Ethical Intelligence Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond, PhD Weinstein
Ethical Intelligence
by PhD Weinstein

Ethical intelligence may not get as much attention as other forms of "smarts," but as Bruce Weinstein shows, it is the most practical, valuable, and even courageous form, determining success on the job, fulfillment in relationships, and sense of sel...

Narrator: Bruce Weinstein
Published: 12/18/2018

The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice A Homeric Fable, George Martin
The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice
by George Martin

You will never see war the same way after reading this extraordinary retelling of an ancient Greek fable about a tragically unnecessary battle between mice and frogs. With haunting illustrations, this miniature masterpiece ranks with Animal Farm as ...

Narrator: Graeme Malcolm
Published: 05/02/2013

Skin in the Game Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Skin in the Game
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold new work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocat...

Narrator: Joe Ochman
Published: 02/27/2018

Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
by Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, first published in 1785, lays out Kant's essential philosophy and defines the concepts and arguments that would shape his later work. Central to Kant's doctrine is the categorical ...

Narrator: John Lee
Published: 04/26/2011

Justice What's the Right Thing to Do?, Michael J. Sandel
Justice
by Michael J. Sandel

What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, t...

Narrator: Michael J. Sandel
Published: 09/15/2009

The Sunflower On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Simon Wiesenthal
The Sunflower
by Simon Wiesenthal

While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to—and obtain ...

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 08/30/2011

The Moral Landscape How Science Can Determine Human Values, Sam Harris
The Moral Landscape
by Sam Harris

In this highly anticipated new book, the bestselling author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation call for an end to religion’s monopoly on morality and human values. The End of Faith ignited a worldwide debate about the val...

Narrator: Sam Harris
Published: 10/05/2010

Ethics in the Real World 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter, Peter Singer
Ethics in the Real World
by Peter Singer

Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, he helped launch the animal rights and effective alt...

Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Published: 09/13/2016
{"id":"3411776","ean":"9781630154424","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation","subtitle":"Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation","author":"Jonathan Lear","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Paul Heitsch","ubr_id":"3411776","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"15.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"9.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Paul Heitsch","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 5 hr 1 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}