A Sense for Humanity

The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita

Edited by: Craig Taylor, Melinda Graefe

Raimond Gaita has developed an original, powerful, and sometimes controversial conception of the nature of ethical thought, and has made an outstanding contribution to moral philosophy, not least for his distinctive vision of the nature of moral philosophy as an academic discipline. However, the influence of Gaita's ethical thought extends well beyond academic philosophy. The essays in this collection examine the influence of Gaita's ethical thought in this broader sense, and particularly within Australian society and culture where it has been most significant. Through his various works, including his acclaimed biography Romulus: My Father, Raimond Gaita's ethical thought has had a considerable impact on the intellectual and cultural life of Australia. The book is unique for its survey of this influence, with contributions from significant Australian writers and academics from a diverse range of disciplines, including politics, law, social work, and philosophy. Other features of the book include a new poem for Gaita by poet and screenwriter Nick Drake and an interview with Gaita by Anne Manne, in which he reflects on the origins and development of his ethical thought as a form of lucidity. (Series: Philosophy)

Publication Date: 7/1/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781922235459