Peace is one of the central concepts in the spiritual and political life of humanity. Peace does not imply the absence of war. It implies harmony, justice and empathy. Empathy is the key to education of peace in our world. In other words, despite the vast differences of values between cultures and traditions, it is still possible to grasp an understanding of one another, by ‘empathy’. Throughout centuries, peacemakers have endorsed a ‘shared human horizon’ which according to them had the critical force of avoiding moral anarchy and relativism while acknowledging the plurality of modes of being human.
Today in a different manner and in a changed tone, but with the same moral courage and dissenting voice, this series on "Peacemakers" offers the first comprehensive engagement with the problems of peace in our age, through a meticulous and thorough study of the lives and thoughts of peacemakers of all ages.
This book follows Chagall’s life through his art and his understanding of the role of the artist. It takes the reader through the different milieus of the nineteenth and the twentieth century -- including the the World Wars and the holocaust -- to present a unique understanding of Chagall's…
Paperback – 2020-08-14
How do we explain violence? What is so significant of modern forms of violence that it has produced such large-scale destruction in its wake? This volume builds on the political philosophy of Wittgenstein, his notions of peace and violence, to explore how violence in any form is contained within…
Paperback – 2020-07-01