Capitalism and Human Values.

Capitalism is not enough. It has brought us prosperity and no other economic system can match its energy and innovation, but it has a dark side of exploitation and instability.Capitalism needs to be bounded by values. But which values? What indeed are values anyway and how do we locate and share val...

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Main Author: Wilkinson, Tony.
Format: eBook
Published: Luton, United Kingdom : Andrews UK Ltd, 2015.
Series:; 22
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Publisher information; Dedication; Body matter; Introduction; Capitalism is not enough; Values; The foundation of values; What do we tell the children?; Satisfied mind; Reconstruction; Part 1. Things Fall Apart; Chapter 1: Crumbling Values; A hollow centre; A hollow society; Chapter 2: A Failure of Secularism; The value-shaped hole; The lack of a secular foundation; Binding cultures into society; Power and the price of everything; False trails and dead ends; Chapter 3: Laws and Rights; The myth of law; The myth of law, secular version; Moral Rights.
  • Human RightsChapter 4: Emotivism; Preferences and feelings; The destructive power of emotivism; Consensualism; Nihilism; Capitalism and preferences; Marxism; Chapter 5: Science and Calculation; Science; Reductionism; The humanistic level; Determinism and free will; Utilitarianism and calculation; Part 2. A Foundation for Values; Chapter 6: A Central Goal; Purposes, teleology and virtues; The centre of our lives; Imperatives: "Why should I?"; What might a central aim look like?; Chapter 7: Conditions for a Central Goal; Reasonableness and consistency; Reasonableness and making sense.
  • Reasonableness and changeUnconditionality and the constant aim; Unconditionality and human values; Reasonable commitment; Resonance, meaning and fulfilment; Chapter 8: Satisfied Mind; Closing in on a central goal; The inner life; External circumstances; Satisfied mind and inner skills; Survival; Part 3. The Structure of Satisfied Mind; Chapter 9: The Skills of Satisfied Mind; How to play tennis; Practice and belief; The importance of structure; Creating a structure for practice; Chapter 10: The Five Families; Mindfulness; Mindfulness practice; Benevolence; Cultivating benevolence skills.
  • Language and belief: Story skillsStories; Managing stories; Letting go; Living in the flux; Forgiveness; Fear; Enjoyment; Gratitude; Patience and humour; Chapter 11: Satisfied Mind as the Central Goal; External needs; Other people; Responsibility; Religious central aims; Satisfied mind as "the real ideal"; Part 4. Satisfied Mind and Personal Ethics; Chapter 12: Moral Reasoning; Practice and action; Rules of thumb; The "golden rule" and others; Equality and humanity; Predators; Moral certainty; Moral judgement; Particular cases and general rules; Chapter 13: Moral Issues.
  • The best lack all convictionTelling lies and breaking promises; Abortion; Assisted suicide; Sex; Violence; Extreme scarcity; Blame and evil; Part 5. Capitalism Is Not Enough; Chapter 14: Values and Economics; The revenge of Marx; Capitalism and social values; The other leg; Chapter 15: Work; Alienation; "Normal" work; Work and hardship; Chapter 16: Business and Enterprise; Enterprise and profit; Competition and compassion; "The law of the jungle"; Rules; "Greed is good"; Chapter 17: Markets; The working of markets; Market failures; The limits of "the invisible hand"; The market society.