Bontà. Una parola della convivenza

Author/s Vittoria Franco
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/64 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 54-68 File size 91 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2019-064005
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This essay approaches the question of goodness as a feeling that promotes human relationships. Consequently, the focus is not the question of the good in general. To be good implies caring and a positive disposition toward the other. The author investigates also how contemporary philosophers and writers approached the question. The Hungarian Lukács in On Spiritual Poverty (1912) conceived goodness as a divine grace, which dissolves the ethics of duty; Á. Heller defines the good person as one who prefers to suffer injustice rather than commit it, while Lévinas defines goodness as unlimited responsibility toward the other. Among writers, V. Grossman speaks about «senseless goodness», Saramago defines goodness as the highest form of intelligence, Dostoevskij represents Miskin as a new Christ.

Keywords: Goodness, ethics, responsibility, care, relationships, writers, philosophers

Vittoria Franco, Bontà. Una parola della convivenza in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 64/2019, pp 54-68, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2019-064005