The Freedom Paradox: Towards a Post-Secular Ethics
Allen & Unwin, 2011 - 381 עמודים
"Why is it so many of us lack contentment, despite all the wealth and freedoms we enjoy? The past two centuries delivered individual and political freedoms that promised unprecedented opportunities for personal fulfilment. Yet citizens of affluent countries are encouraged to pursue lives of consumerism, endless choice and the pleasures of the body. The paradox of modern consumer life is that we are deprived of our inner freedom by our very pursuit of our own desires. The author turns to metaphysics to find a source of transformation that lies beyond the cultural, political and social philosophies that form the bedrock of contemporary western thought. His search takes him to an unexpected conclusion: that we cannot be truly free unless we commit ourselves to a moral life"--Provided by publisher.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
Towards a postsecular ethics
Moral judge or moral adviser?
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
action akrasia argue argument Arthur Schopenhauer Basis of Morality become behaviour believe bestiality capacity Carl Jung casual sex Catherine Millet characterised Christian Clive Hamilton coercion cognitive compassion concept consciousness considered consumer culture decision desire distinction economic emotional essence everyday existence experience expression external feel happiness Hayek human ibid idea impulse individual inner freedom inner nature insight intellectual intuition John Rawls justice Kant Kant’s Kantian knowledge liberation libertarians liberty live manifestation means metaphysical metaphysical empathy modern moral judgments moral law moral relativism motivated neoliberal Nietzsche notion noumenal noumenon object one’s ourselves person phenomenal world phenomenon philosophical physical political post-modern principle pure question rational Rawls reason recognise religious Representation rules Schopenhauer Schopenhauer’s second-order preferences SECTION self-deception self-interest sense sexual social society subtle suicide theory thing-in-itself things tion transcendental idealism transcends understanding wellbeing world of appearances Zygmunt Bauman