Vulnerability Is Good

  • Jonathan Herring
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)


This final chapter will argue that the common perception that vulnerability is an undesirable and stigmatic characteristic is misguided. Rather we should rejoice in our universal vulnerability. It requires us to reach out to others and work together to find mutual solutions to our common challenges. Our vulnerability means we must be open to change and rethinking who we are. It means we find our identity and meaning through and with others, rather than in our own abilities.


Vulnerability Relationships Personhood Co-operation Virtue Goods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Exeter CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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