Studies in Global Justice

Care of the World

Fear, Responsibility and Justice in the Global Age

Authors: Pulcini, Elena

  • Connects fear, responsibility and care
  • Proposes an very original Philosophy of the global age
  • Deals with a nexus neglected by contemporary reflection
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This book proposes a philosophy of care in a global age. It discusses the distinguishing and opposing pathologies produced by globalization: unlimited individualism or self-obsession, manifested as (Promethean) omnipotence and (narcissistic) indifference, and endogamous communitarianism or an ‘us’-obsession that results in conflict and violence. The polarization between a lack and an excess of pathos is reflected in the distorted forms taken on by fear. The book advocates a metamorphosis of fear, which may restore in the subject an awareness of vulnerability and become the precondition for moral action. Such awareness and the recognition of the condition of contamination caused by the other’s unavoidable presence teach us to fear for rather than be afraid of. Fear for the world means care of the world, and care, understood as concern and solicitude, is a new notion of responsibility, in which the stress is shifted to a relational subject capable of responding to and taking care of the other. From a global perspective, the proposed vision of care also compels us to explore a new paradigm of justice. 

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“Pulcini’s volume offers a needed integration of historical, philosophical, psychological, and moral knowledge; in doing so, it constitutes a substantive platform for discussing, exploring, and advancing thought and action in our global age. … required reading for college and university freshmen as a framework or foundation for their subsequent studies. I recommend the volume. It is an essential resource for our times.” (Anthony J. Marsella, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (26), June, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Care of the World
Book Subtitle
Fear, Responsibility and Justice in the Global Age
Authors
Translated by
Whittle, K.
Series Title
Studies in Global Justice
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4482-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4482-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4481-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7465-0
Series ISSN
1871-0409
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 272
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