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- DescriptionIn Thinking in an Emergency, Elaine Scarry lays bare the realities of emergency politics and emphasizes what she sees as the ultimate ethical concern: equality of survival. She reveals how regular citizens can reclaim the power to protect one ather and our democratic principles. Government leaders sometimes argue that the need for swift national action means there is time for the population to think, deliberate, or debate. But Scarry shows that clear thinking and rapid action are t in opposition. Examining regions as diverse as Japan, Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Canada, Scarry identifies forms of emergency assistance that represent thinking at its most rigorous and remarkable. She draws on the work of philosophers, scientists, and artists to remind us of our ability to assist one ather, whether we are called upon to perform acts of rescue as individuals, as members of a neighborhood, or as citizens of a country.
- Author BiographyElaine Scarry is the Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. Her book The Body in Pain was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Author(s)Elaine Scarry
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication17/04/2012
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Series TitleNorton Global Ethics Series
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Weight170 g
- Width140 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine12 mm
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