Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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Bauman urges us to think in new ways about a newly flexible, newly challenging modern world. In an era of routine travel, where most people circulate widely, the inherited beliefs that aid our thinking about the world have become an obstacle. He challenges members of the “knowledge class” to overcome their estrangement from the rest of society.
 

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Contents

Threats or Chances?
1
1 What Chance of Ethics in theGlobalized World of Consumers?
31
2 Categorial Murder or the Legacy of theTwentieth Century and How to Remember It
78
3 Freedom in the LiquidModern Era
110
4 Hurried Life or LiquidModern Challenges to Education
144
5 Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fireor the Arts between Administration and the Markets
194
6 Making the Planet Hospitable to Europe
225
Notes
259
Index
269
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Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds, and the author of many books.

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