ABSTRACT

The work of Raimond Gaita, in books such as Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception, A Common Humanity and The Philosopher’s Dog, has made an outstanding and controversial contribution to philosophy and to the wider culture. In this superb collection an international team of contributors explore issues across the wide range of Gaita’s thought, including the nature of good and evil, philosophy and biography, the unthinkable, Plato and ancient philosophy, Wittgenstein, the religious dimensions of Gaita’s work, aspects of the Holocaust, and aboriginal reconciliation in Australia.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: Philosophy in celebration: Christopher Cordner

ByCHRISTOPHER CORDNER

chapter 1|14 pages

Gaita on recognizing the human: Lars Hertzberg

ByLARS HERTZBERG

chapter 4|19 pages

Gaita and Plato: goodness, love and beauty: Christopher Cordner

ByCHRISTOPHER CORDNER

chapter 5|14 pages

Good and Evil and the criminal law: Antony Duff

ByANTONY DUFF

chapter 6|24 pages

In search of goodness: Marina Barabas

ByMARINA BARABAS

chapter 7|15 pages

Human dignity between kitsch and deification

ByAVISHAI MARGALIT

chapter 9|18 pages

Primo Levi: an appreciation: Robert Manne

ByROBERT MANNE

chapter 11|16 pages

Romulus, My Father and the ‘virtues of truth’: Genevieve Lloyd

ByGENEVIEVE LLOYD

chapter 12|14 pages

Form and content in Romulus, My Father: Peter Coghlan

ByPETER COGHLAN

chapter 13|9 pages

On adapting Romulus, My Father: Nick Drake

ByNICK DRAKE

chapter 14|12 pages

A poem and its hauntings: Peter Steele

ByPETER STEELE