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Untangling Heroism - a book by Kohen, Ari

Untangling Heroism

Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

Untangling Heroism( )
Author: Kohen, Ari
Series title:Routledge Innovations in Political Theory Ser.
ISBN:978-0-415-71899-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $145.00
Book Description:

The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act heroically and what prevents other people from being heroes? In our culture today, what makes one sort of hero appear more heroic than another sort?

In order to answer these questions,...
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Pages:206
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.95 Pounds

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