International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Love, Fear, and Justice: Transforming Selves for the New World

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Two current models of the self are contrasted. The limitations of these (egocentric autonomous and sociocentric organic) models generate five problems for a comprehensive approach to justice. An alternative model is presented that views the self as an agent who is dependent on others and is motivated by both love for the other and fear for the self. This alternative model has three advantages: The two current models can be derived from it; it resolves the problems created by their limitations; it provides a concrete vision of how we must develop ourselves if we wish to obtain a just world. © 1989 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Publication Title

Social Justice Research

Publication Date

12-1-1989

Volume

3

Issue

4

First Page

387

Last Page

426

ISSN

0885-7466

DOI

10.1007/BF01048084

Keywords

caring, emotions, fear, justice, morality, self

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