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n HTS : Theological Studies - Defining poverty as distinctively human

Volume 63, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050
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Abstract

While it is relatively easy for most people to identify human beings suffering from poverty, it is rather more difficult to come to a proper understanding of poverty. In this article the author wants to deepen our understanding of poverty by interpreting the conventional definitions of poverty in a new light. The article starts with a defence of a claim that poverty is a concept uniquely applicable to humans. It then present a critical discussion of the distinction between absolute and relative poverty and it is then argued that a revision of this distinction can provide general standards applicable to humans everywhere.

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2017-12-15

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