On Kindness

On Kindness

Kindness is the foundation of the world's great religions and most-enduring philosophies. Why, then, does being kind feel so dangerous? If we crave kindness with such intensity, why is it a pleasure we often deny ourselves? And why—despite our longing—are we often suspicious when we are on the receiving end of it?

In this brilliant book, the eminent psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and the historian Barbara Taylor examine the pleasures and perils of kindness. Modern… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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