Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics
Moral Man and Immoral Societyis 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing
Niebuhr's central insight is that personal morality and group mentality are incompatible and that the latter will always trump the former. This means that social change can only be achieved through ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Very interesting and skeptical view of individual vs. group morality, and would be very useful for one attempting to enact positive change in society. Read full review
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