Defined By Relationship - A Conversation with Charles Foster

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Charles Foster, who is a writer, traveller, veterinarian, barrister, philosopher and Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. This wide-ranging conversation provides a detailed exploration of several of his books in many different fields with a particular focus on “Human Dignity in Bioethics and Law” and the New York Times Bestseller “Being a Beast” .

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, At the Heart, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
I. An Aristotelian Encounter - A mystery solved
II. Studies in Empathy - And the lack thereof
III. Childhood - A brief digression
IV. Engagement - Consciousness, relationships and different perspectives
V. Dignity - An overarching principle
VI. Creating Impact - Changing hearts and minds

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Publication date
April 26, 2021
File size
2 MB