Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity

Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity

by Zygmunt Bauman, Leonidas Donskis
     
 

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This probing inquiry into the fate of our moral sensibilities looks at how evil is no longer confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, the inability or refusal to understand them and casual turning away of one's gaze.

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This probing inquiry into the fate of our moral sensibilities looks at how evil is no longer confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, the inability or refusal to understand them and casual turning away of one's gaze.

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“In order to overcome moral blindness, we have to break the vicious circle of consumerism: politics has to address, again, real problems, universities have to provide us with ‘intellectual slow food’, but most of all we have to regain our dialogic nature – the ability to tell stories and listen to them. Moral Blindness is definitely a good lesson of that.”
European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745662756
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
644,946
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

ZYGMUNT BAUMAN is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Leeds, UK. His many books have become international bestsellers and have been translated into more than thirty languages.

LEONIDAS DONSKIS is a member of the European parliament, professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and author of over thirty books.

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