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On betrayal, Avishai Margalit

Label
On betrayal
Title
On betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Avishai Margalit
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adultery, treason, and apostasy no longer carry the weight they once did. Yet we constantly see and hear stories of betrayal, and many people have personally experienced a destructive breach of loyalty. Avishai Margalit argues that the tension between the ubiquity of betrayal and the loosening of its hold is a sign of the strain between ethics and morality, between thick and thin human relations. On Betrayal offers a philosophical account of thick human relations--relationships with friends, family, and core communities--through their pathology, betrayal. Judgments of betrayal often shift unreliably. A whistle-blower to some is a backstabber to others; a traitor to one side is a hero to the other. Yet the notion of what it means to betray is remarkably consistent across cultures and eras. Betrayal undermines thick trust, dissolving the glue that holds our most meaningful relationships together. Recently, public attention has lingered on trust between strangers--on relations that play a central role in the globalized economy. These, according to Margalit, are guided by morality. On Betrayal is about ethics: what we owe to the people and groups that give us our sense of belonging. Margalit's clear-sighted account draws on literary, historical, and personal sources, including stories from his childhood during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Through its discussion of betrayal, it examines what our thick relationships are and should be and revives the long-discarded notion of fraternity.--
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
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Margalit, Avishai
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1500.B47
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Betrayal
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Betrayal
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Zwischenmenschliche Beziehung
  • Verrat
  • Ethik
Label
On betrayal, Avishai Margalit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why betrayal? -- The ambiguities of betrayal -- Betraying thick relations -- What is betrayal? -- Treason -- Collaboration -- A collaborator in the court of history -- Apostasy -- Class betrayal -- A world without betrayal
Control code
946907243
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780674048263
Lccn
2016017878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99973774337
System control number
(OCoLC)946907243
Label
On betrayal, Avishai Margalit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why betrayal? -- The ambiguities of betrayal -- Betraying thick relations -- What is betrayal? -- Treason -- Collaboration -- A collaborator in the court of history -- Apostasy -- Class betrayal -- A world without betrayal
Control code
946907243
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780674048263
Lccn
2016017878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99973774337
System control number
(OCoLC)946907243

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