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Cities in the Urban AgeA Dissent$
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Robert A. Beauregard

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226535241

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226535418.001.0001

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Encountering Contradictions

Encountering Contradictions

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(p.152) Six Encountering Contradictions
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Cities in the Urban Age
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Robert A. Beauregard

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226535418.003.0006

In this chapter, I begin by reviewing the argument of the book and reflecting on the interactions among these various contradictions. I then discuss how living amid contradictions poses unavoidable moral concerns, arguing that although people can opt to ignore the injustices that result from them, to live a moral life, they must be engaged. We experience the city not just as depersonalized functional relationships but as moral agents with empathy and respect for others.

Keywords:   contradictions, experiencing the city, moral engagement

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