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The Eclipse of Morality Science, State, and Market

by Lawrence Busch

Part of the Sociological Imagination & Structural Change Series Series

The Eclipse of Morality Science, State, and Market Synopsis

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.

The Eclipse of Morality Science, State, and Market Press Reviews

-This book examines problems of modern social order and morality in three institutional spheres: science, the state, and the market. It traces the evolution of ideas in these spheres by focusing on the works of Bacon, Hobbes, and Smith, as well as some of their intellectual heirs.- --Paul S. Gray, Contemporary Sociology This book examines problems of modern social order and morality in three institutional spheres: science, the state, and the market. It traces the evolution of ideas in these spheres by focusing on the works of Bacon, Hobbes, and Smith, as well as some of their intellectual heirs. --Paul S. Gray, Contemporary Sociology This book examines problems of modern social order and morality in three institutional spheres: science, the state, and the market. It traces the evolution of ideas in these spheres by focusing on the works of Bacon, Hobbes, and Smith, as well as some of their intellectual heirs. --Paul S. Gray, Contemporary Sociology

Book Information

ISBN: 9780202306216
Publication date: 31st March 2000
Author: Lawrence Busch
Publisher: AldineTransaction an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 219 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography,

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