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Author QuotedSimone Beauvoire, de
Title QuotedEthics of Ambiguity
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/02/11
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1947
QuotationAn honest statement. "No action can be generated for man without its being immediately generated against men. This obvious truth, which is universally known, is however so bitter that the first concern of a doctrine of action is ordinarily to mask this element of failure that is inimical in any understanding"¦. In order to deny the outrage it is enough to deny the importance of the individual." (Simone de Beauvoir, Ethics of Ambiguity, p. 99)
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 76
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