Identity and Violence
The Illusion of Destiny
ISBN10: 0393329291 ISBN13: 9780393329292 Contributors: Sen, Amartya Kumar Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Feb 1 2007 Pages: 240 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In this sweeping philosophical work, Amartya Sen proposes that the murderous violence that has riven our society is driven as much by confusion as by inescapable hatred. Challenging the reductionist division of people by race, religion, and class, Sen presents an inspiring vision of a world that can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has spiraled in recent years toward brutality and war.