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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No170.44 Sack
TitleMorality : restoring the common good in divided times / Jonathan Sacks.
AuthorSacks, Jonathan, 1948-2020. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101889959170.44 Sack1/13/2021 Due on 2/11/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781541675315
International Standard Book Number 1541675312
Personal Name Sacks, Jonathan, 1948-2020. author.
Title Statement Morality : restoring the common good in divided times / Jonathan Sacks.
Edition Statement First US edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Basic Books, 2020.
Physical Description xv, 366 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-350) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction -- The solitary self. Loneliness -- The limits of self-help -- Unsocial media -- The fragile Family -- Consequences : the market and the state. From "we" to "I" -- Markets without morals -- Consuming happiness -- Democracy in danger -- Identity politics -- Time and consequence -- Can we still reason together? Post-truth -- safe space -- Two ways of arguing -- Victimhood -- The return of public shaming -- The death of civility -- Being human. Human dignity -- Meaning -- Why morality? -- Which morality? -- Religion -- The way forward. Morality matters -- From "I" to "we" - Epilogue.
Summary, Etc. With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds. In Morality, respected faith leader and public intellectual Jonathan Sacks traces today's crisis to our loss of a strong, shared moral code and our elevation of self-interest over the common good. We have outsourced morality to the market and the state, but neither is capable of showing us how to live. Sacks leads readers from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the present day to show that there is no liberty without morality and no freedom without responsibility, arguing that we all must play our part in rebuilding a common moral foundation. A major work of moral philosophy, Morality is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place and face the future without fear.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ethics.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Common good.

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