Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics

Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics

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by Reinhold Niebuhr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0664224741

ISBN-13: 9780664224745

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

Moral Man and Immoral Society is Reinhold Niebuhr's important early study in ethics and politics. Forthright and realistic, it discusses the inevitability of social conflict, the brutal behavior of human collectives of every sort, the inability of rationalists and social scientists to even imagine the realities of collective power, and, ultimately, how

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Moral Man and Immoral Society is Reinhold Niebuhr's important early study in ethics and politics. Forthright and realistic, it discusses the inevitability of social conflict, the brutal behavior of human collectives of every sort, the inability of rationalists and social scientists to even imagine the realities of collective power, and, ultimately, how individual morality can overcome social immorality.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664224745
Publisher:
Presbyterian Pub Corp
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Library of Theological Ethics Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Introductionix
Introductionxi
Preface to the 1960 Editionxxiii
Introductionxxv
I.Man and Society: The Art of Living Together1
II.The Rational Resources of the Individual for Social Living23
III.The Religious Resources of the Individual for Social Living51
IV.The Morality of Nations83
V.The Ethical Attitudes of Privileged Classes113
VI.The Ethical Attitudes of the Proletarian Class142
VII.Justice through Revolution169
VIII.Justice through Political Force200
IX.The Preservation of Moral Values in Politics231
X.The Conflict between Individual and Social Morality257
Index279

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Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Niebuhr really does a great discussion of so many relevant social and political issues important to society in this day. Great reading to really start thinking...