The Eclipse of Morality

The Eclipse of Morality

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Using the works of Bacon, Hobbes, and Adam Smith as well as historical examples drawn from the last two centuries, Busch shows how the ideas initially proposed by these thinkers became reified as scientism, statism, and marketism-- systems of belief that a single mode of ordering could solve the riddle of society, and thereby supplant moral responsibility. Busch contrasts this approach with concrete examples of successful attempts to extend democracy into these areas--to create multiple orderings-- so that moral responsibility is neither crushingly heavy on individuals nor unbearably light on society.... 118 MELASI, 167 Melman, Seymour, 158 Mencius, 6 Mercedes-Benz, 112 Methodological problems in studying order, 7-9 Mexican Agricultural Program ( MAP), 57-58 Mexico, 57-59 Mickey Mouse cartoons, 106-107 Micropro, 104 Microsoft, anbsp;...

Title:The Eclipse of Morality
Author:Lawrence Busch
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 2000


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