Identity and violence the illusion of destiny issues of our time amartya sen on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers one of the few world intellectuals on whom we may rely to make sense out of our existential confusionnadine gordimer in this sweeping philosophical work. The hardcover of the identity and violence the illusion of destiny issues of our time by amartya sen at barnes noble free shipping on 350 or membership educators gift cards stores events help. Conflict and violence are sustained by the illusion of a unique identity overlooking the need for reason and choice in deciding on bonds of class gender profession scientific interests moral beliefs and even our shared identity as human beings. Sen argues in this book that conflict and violence are sustained today no less than in the past by the illusion of a unique identity indeed the world is increasingly taken to be a federation of religions or of cultures or civilizations ignoring the relevance of other ways in which people see themselves involving class gender profession language literature science music . Of course not best of all if after reading an e book you buy a paper version of identity and violence the illusion of destiny issues of our time read the book on paper it is quite a powerful experience
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