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On Kindness By Adam Phillips

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What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? This title presents an analysis of kindness in history, in life and in the modern world.

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On Kindness by Adam Phillips

What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world?

Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of kindness in history, in life and in the modern world. Suggesting that acts of kindness occur when we are at our most open and honest, they ask why it is that our faith in kindness has been shaken - and why we are all too ready to believe that antagonism has taken its place.

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'Erudite sparks from art, literature, science and philosophy . . . refreshingly lucid observations . . . Phillips is riveting . . . he bangs nails on heads, and into coffins, with such eloquent precision' Telegraph

'Frequent moments of brilliance, sentences that sing out as containing perfect sense . . . brilliant, baffling and fascinating' Observer


Praise for Side Effects:

'Erudite sparks from art, literature, science and philosophy . . . refreshingly lucid observations . . . Phillips is riveting . . . he bangs nails on heads, and into coffins, with such eloquent precision' Telegraph

'Frequent moments of brilliance, sentences that sing out as containing perfect sense . . . brilliant, baffling and fascinating' Observer

About Adam Phillips


Adam Phillips (Author)
Adam Phillips, formerly Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London, is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently Attention Seeking, In Writing and Unforbidden Pleasures. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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GOR001957932
On Kindness by Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-11-27
128
0141039337
9780141039336
N/A
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