The book offers an integral and inter-disciplinary view on truth and compassion, their mutual connectedness, the meaning of their cultivation, and the devastating consequences of their neglect and destruction. The authors analyse their various forms, their origins, and concrete ways and attempts of their repression. The book is marked by the attention to the topic of truth and compassion under communism. But this is only one of its segments. As a whole it ranges from basic theological and philosophical analysis to concrete historiographic treatments of particular cases. The central message is that speaking about grievances, communication, dialogue, empathy, and solidarity are necessary for living in truth and compassion.
Robert Petkovsek is Associate Professor and Head of the Chair for Philosophy at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana.
Bojan Zalec is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Ethics at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana.