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...
Luton, United Kingdom :
Andrews UK Ltd,
- 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.