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.Shakespearea#39;s As You Like It has been the subject of countless interpretations, but interpreting it as a manual for the repair of washing machines is clearly inadmissible. Contrary to the views of some postmodernists, the world allows flexibleanbsp;...

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

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