The Significance of Care in Dark Times

  • Ora Setter
  • László Zsolnai
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth book series (PSSBAFE)


The importance of care is gaining considerable significance in the harsh reality of the Anthropocene, when climate collapse, ecological degradation, and social disruption are a non-distant possibility. The paper calls for responsibility and action that is aimed at making significant changes in the world of affairs at this dark time. In the darkest moments of the darkest hour of humanity some lights still shone, and the care, love, and courage of some saved a few others, who later saved many. There are thousands of stories of first-, second-, and third-generation survivors of the Holocaust who, with their humanity, love, and compassion, their inspiration, entrepreneurship, and science, changed the world for the better. Caring for others is basically a non-consequentialist form of behavior which may have cosmic significance. Helping human and nonhuman beings, especially in emergency situations like the Holocaust or climate collapse, is the final test of our own humanity. Business and management are no exception to this.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ora Setter
    • 1
  • László Zsolnai
    • 2
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Corvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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