Samaritan

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Samaritan

1. a native or inhabitant of Samaria
2. short for Good Samaritan
3. the dialect of Aramaic spoken in Samaria
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Transforming the Inchoate Duty of Samaritanism into an Obligation" is the last book of Naeem ul Haque's life.
Does our sense of compassion have what it takes to deal with the global challenges to "authentic Samaritanism," to deal with barriers that include individualism, consumerism and white privilege?
Both fields appear suffused with good will, Samaritanism, even altruism, with much talk about healing, not killing, repairing, not destroying, prolonging, not shortening, embracing, not segregating.
Although resolving to follow the Golden Rule can create obligations to assist others, not all Golden Rule based behavior can be equated with Good Samaritanism, because our treatment of others in accordance with how we would have them treat us often has nothing to do with the question whether those others are in some way in need or distress.
If we reflect both on the conditions that give rise to samaritan rights and on the types of issues that we regard as important in discussions about the morality of the state, we might see how the samaritanism approach to political legitimacy has some very clear virtues.
generosity and international concern, and see such relief efforts as good Samaritanism on a giant scale.
Events in Asia pushed all the levers of American exceptionalism, chauvinism, the virile self-image, and good Samaritanism.
My claim here, then, is that although the law will occasionally allow one person to volunteer to be endangered in order that another person may benefit, this permission is based on assumptions about the equal value of human lives and the social valuing of samaritanism when practised between persons.
See generally John Kleinig, Good Samaritanism, 5 PHIL.
The answer he devises casts him a golden light: he was inspired by "a thread of samaritanism that dwells still in me in spite of all the brutal disappointments I have suffered.