Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Letters to the Editor

Academic journal article Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Letters to the Editor

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Dear Dr. Carter,

Not often do I read an article in a professional journal of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Psychology in general that left me breathless with respect and wonderment. Dr. Moshe Amon's "Sharing Space: Two Views on the Dignity of Life" was a much needed gift or should be a gift to any rational human being of the late 20th century.

Though born and reared under the attempts to be/become a Roman catholic (I rejected its dogmas when I was eight years old), in our present culture, the millennia old Jewish wisdom about the dignity of man and life is like hearing a lone voice in the wilderness. For a minute I was even back in my college philosophy class where I heard Socrates say: "It is better to be wronged than to do wrong." In fact, as you probably well know, he died for his "way of life"/mind. And, while for the Jews "the whole truth can only be apprehended by mutual sharing of knowledge, i.e., through continuous dialogue among all Jews," I do see a connection with the Socratic method of dialectical inquiry-the never ending quest for self-knowledge and wisdom as the highest virtue. …

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