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Contentment in Contention : Acceptance Versus Aspiration, Hardback Book

Contentment in Contention : Acceptance Versus Aspiration Hardback


Southgate draws on ideas within history, philosophy, literature, psychology, and theology to explore two traditions: contentment with our situation as it is, and the aspiration to transcend it.

He discusses the possibility of escape from intellectual constraints, and advocates a positive 'duty of discontent', and its implications.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, XII, 208 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780230354593

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