Joseph Amato

Joseph A. Amato is a noted teacher, thinker, and author. He is the author of Victims and Values: A History and Theory of Suffering.

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Victims Without Tears: Democracy and the Politics of Pity

“We all have strength enough to endure the troubles of others.” —La Rochefoucauld Pity is a perplexing, ambiguous, and painful subject. It brings forth deep questions about how we do, and how we should, feel about others—those with whom we trade, vote, pray, or meet simply in print or on television. A philosopher could ask … Read more

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