Contentment in Contention: Acceptance versus Aspiration

  • Authors
  • Beverley Southgate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-18
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-208

About this book


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.


ethics history philosophy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34655-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-36088-4
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