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Capitalism and Human Values

Capitalism and Human Values

Wilkinson, Tony

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 values strong enough to balance the power of capitalism in society? Relativism has swept away old certainties and we struggle to agree what should lie at the centre of our lives.In this book we co

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Published Luton, United Kingdom : Andrews UK Ltd 2015
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ISBN: 1845407881, 1845408357, 1845408365, 9781845407889, 9781845408350, 9781845408367
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (274.)
Series: ; 22
Subject: Capitalism Political aspects.; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Reference; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General; Capitalism Social aspects.; Capitalism Moral and ethical aspects.; Capitalism Philosophy.; Humanity.
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Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Front matter
  4. Title page
  5. Publisher information
  6. Dedication
  7. Body matter
  8. Introduction
  9. Capitalism is not enough
  10. Values
  11. The foundation of values
  12. What do we tell the children?
  13. Satisfied mind
  14. Reconstruction
  15. Part 1. Things Fall Apart
  16. Chapter 1: Crumbling Values
  17. A hollow centre
  18. A hollow society
  19. Chapter 2: A Failure of Secularism
  20. The value-shaped hole
  21. The lack of a secular foundation
  22. Binding cultures into society
  23. Power and the price of everything
  24. False trails and dead ends
  25. Chapter 3: Laws and Rights
  26. The myth of law
  27. The myth of law, secular version
  28. Moral Rights.
  29. Human RightsChapter 4: Emotivism
  30. Preferences and feelings
  31. The destructive power of emotivism
  32. Consensualism
  33. Nihilism
  34. Capitalism and preferences
  35. Marxism
  36. Chapter 5: Science and Calculation
  37. Science
  38. Reductionism
  39. The humanistic level
  40. Determinism and free will
  41. Utilitarianism and calculation
  42. Part 2. A Foundation for Values
  43. Chapter 6: A Central Goal
  44. Purposes, teleology and virtues
  45. The centre of our lives
  46. Imperatives: "Why should I?"
  47. What might a central aim look like?
  48. Chapter 7: Conditions for a Central Goal
  49. Reasonableness and consistency
  50. Reasonableness and making sense.
  51. Reasonableness and changeUnconditionality and the constant aim
  52. Unconditionality and human values
  53. Reasonable commitment
  54. Resonance, meaning and fulfilment
  55. Chapter 8: Satisfied Mind
  56. Closing in on a central goal
  57. The inner life
  58. External circumstances
  59. Satisfied mind and inner skills
  60. Survival
  61. Part 3. The Structure of Satisfied Mind
  62. Chapter 9: The Skills of Satisfied Mind
  63. How to play tennis
  64. Practice and belief
  65. The importance of structure
  66. Creating a structure for practice
  67. Chapter 10: The Five Families
  68. Mindfulness
  69. Mindfulness practice
  70. Benevolence
  71. Cultivating benevolence skills.
  72. Language and belief: Story skillsStories
  73. Managing stories
  74. Letting go
  75. Living in the flux
  76. Forgiveness
  77. Fear
  78. Enjoyment
  79. Gratitude
  80. Patience and humour
  81. Chapter 11: Satisfied Mind as the Central Goal
  82. External needs
  83. Other people
  84. Responsibility
  85. Religious central aims
  86. Satisfied mind as "the real ideal"
  87. Part 4. Satisfied Mind and Personal Ethics
  88. Chapter 12: Moral Reasoning
  89. Practice and action
  90. Rules of thumb
  91. The "golden rule" and others
  92. Equality and humanity
  93. Predators
  94. Moral certainty
  95. Moral judgement
  96. Particular cases and general rules
  97. Chapter 13: Moral Issues.
  98. The best lack all convictionTelling lies and breaking promises
  99. Abortion
  100. Assisted suicide
  101. Sex
  102. Violence
  103. Extreme scarcity
  104. Blame and evil
  105. Part 5. Capitalism Is Not Enough
  106. Chapter 14: Values and Economics
  107. The revenge of Marx
  108. Capitalism and social values
  109. The other leg
  110. Chapter 15: Work
  111. Alienation
  112. "Normal" work
  113. Work and hardship
  114. Chapter 16: Business and Enterprise
  115. Enterprise and profit
  116. Competition and compassion
  117. "The law of the jungle"
  118. Rules
  119. "Greed is good"
  120. Chapter 17: Markets
  121. The working of markets
  122. Market failures
  123. The limits of "the invisible hand"
  124. The market society.