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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664224745
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Library of Theological Ethics Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was an ethicist, theologian, and political philosopher who taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York from 1928 to 1960. He was the author of many books, including The Nature and Destiny of Man.
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Table of Contents

General Editors' Introduction
Introduction
Preface to the 1960 Edition
Introduction
I Man and Society: The Art of Living Together 1
II The Rational Resources of the Individual for Social Living 23
III The Religious Resources of the Individual for Social Living 51
IV The Morality of Nations 83
V The Ethical Attitudes of Privileged Classes 113
VI The Ethical Attitudes of the Proletarian Class 142
VII Justice through Revolution 169
VIII Justice through Political Force 200
IX The Preservation of Moral Values in Politics 231
X The Conflict between Individual and Social Morality 257
Index 279
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2002

    Niebuhr Is On The Mark

    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...

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