The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

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WritersPrintShop, 2005 - Social Science - 301 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Spirit of Modern Consumerism
15
Accounting for the Consumer Revolution in EighteenthCentury England
17
The Puzzle of Modern Consumerism
36
Traditional and Modern Hedonism
58
Modern Autonomous Imaginative Hedonism
77
The Romantic Ethic
97
The Other Protestant Ethic
99
The Ethic of Feeling
138
The Aristocratic Ethic
161
The Romantic Ethic
173
Conclusion
202
Notes
228
References
282
Index
295
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