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On Sacrifice [electronic resource].

By: Halbertal, Moshe.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (147 p.).ISBN: 9781400842353 (electronic bk.); 1400842352 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sacrifice | Self-sacrifice | RELIGION / ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 203.4 | 203/.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Sacrificing to; Offering, Rejection, and Ritual; Sacrifice, Exchange, and Love; Sacrifice and Its Substitutes; Part II: Sacrificing for; Self-Transcendence and Violence; War and the Sacrificial Logic; Sacrifice and the Political Bond; The State and the Sacrificial Stage; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z;
Summary: The idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. In this brief book, philosopher Moshe Halbertal explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an offering and examining the relationship between sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice also looks at the place of self-sacrifice within ethical life and at the complex role of sacrifice as both a noble and destructive political ideal. In the religious domain, Halbertal argues, sacrifice is an offering, a gift given in the context of a hierarchical rela
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The idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. In this brief book, philosopher Moshe Halbertal explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an offering and examining the relationship between sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice also looks at the place of self-sacrifice within ethical life and at the complex role of sacrifice as both a noble and destructive political ideal. In the religious domain, Halbertal argues, sacrifice is an offering, a gift given in the context of a hierarchical rela

Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Sacrificing to; Offering, Rejection, and Ritual; Sacrifice, Exchange, and Love; Sacrifice and Its Substitutes; Part II: Sacrificing for; Self-Transcendence and Violence; War and the Sacrificial Logic; Sacrifice and the Political Bond; The State and the Sacrificial Stage; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z;

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