Compassion Revisited

  • Khen Lampert
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)


In the previous chapter, I described the fragmentation of compassion in the Modern Era. This process did not occur in a vacuum. It was part of the social-historical course of modernism, during which a number of endeavors were made to dispose of the ideal of compassion and replace it with rational-scientific, ‘objective’ procedures by which it would be possible, at least presumably, to alleviate the distress of human beings.


Social Justice Welfare State Suffering Person Modern Welfare State Compassion Model 
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