Elaborations Toward a Notion of Community Music Therapy: Brynjulf Stige
The Government and its People. Challenging Walzer´s Notion of Political Community: Fabian Hoffmann
Dynamics of Community Formation:Developing Identity and Notions of Home
The Space of Community seeks to divert the thinking of political community from assumptions of calculability, unity, and boundedness by elaborating a notion of sameness that does not presuppose difference and a notion of difference that does not presuppose identity.
Community, Conflict and the State:Rethinking Notions of ´Safety´, ´Cohesion´ and ´Wellbeing´. Auflage 2008 C. Cooper
Civility, which comes to us from the Latin word for citizen, includes not only the notions of courtesy and politeness, but also such matters as social relationships and proper conduct in human relationships. For some, civility is the essential glue that holds society together, and it involves such important issues as friendship, altruism, responsibility, dignity, and justice. Aristotle saw civility as a form of friendship, which he understood as a mutual feeling of good will. Aristotle believed that humans are capable of promoting another person´s interest without regard for our own, and he ranked friendships according to their degree of intimacy and commitment. ´´Character friendship´´ may be purely selfless; ´´advantage friendship´´ is a mixture of self-interest with perhaps some altruism, and this is the basis of civil interaction. By contrast, Thomas Hobbes believed that humans are incapable of sympathy with the interests of others; he said that we are ultimately motivated by self-interest in all of our acts. But recent experiments and theoretical developments have supported the view of David Hume, who believed that humans are naturally sympathetic, with our benevolence (or willingness to act selflessly) guided by such things as reason and custom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Robertson, Robert Guillaume. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001534/bk_blak_001534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How is God revealed through the life of a human community? Dietrich Bonhoeffer´s theological ethics begins from the claim to ´Christ existing as community´, one of several variations on G.W.F. Hegel´s philosophy of religion. David Robinson argues that Bonhoeffer´s eclectic use of Hegel´s thought, from the socialising notion of ´objective Geist´ to a trenchant depiction of the ´cleaving´ mind, should not be obscured by his polemic against Idealism. He also offers close readings of Hegel´s texts in order to appraise Bonhoeffer´s criticism, particularly the charge of a ´docetic´ distinction between idea and appearance in Christology. Meanwhile, historical context is provided for Hegel´s ´deconfessionalisation´ of the church vis-à-vis the state and Bonhoeffer´s recovery of the ecclesio-political mark of suffering as non-recognition. The author provides a vital enquiry into the social compositions of faith and reason.
In the midst of the Superpowers and the Third World, a new vision is emerging of a Fourth World, encompassing small communities as an alternative to the notion that ´´bigger is better.´´ Returning power to a personal level is one of the goals, according to Papworth, who offers an expansive overview of the plight of the individual vs. ´´giant ism.´´ ´´Human scale and morality´´ need to be reintroduced to the political decision-making process, Papworth says, and he provides some useful ways to meet the challenge he so eloquently describes. Papworth is the founding editor of the Fourth World Review, and for nine years was personal assistant to the president of Zambia. Gregory McGee is a student of anti-nuclear political movements and spent a year in London working with Papworth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000030/rt_newd_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.