Debating the good society a quest to bridge America's moral divide / Andrew Bard Schmookler

Author(s): Schmookler, Andrew Bard
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Subjects: United States--Moral conditions
United States--Social conditions--1980-
Electronic books
Social values--United States
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999
LC Classification: H, HN
Table of Contents: Introduction: The Design from Argument 1
1. The Nintendo Dilemma 3
2. Constructing Some Frames 15
3. Spinning a Few Threads 37
Interlude: Another Meeting in the Garden 61
I. The Crooked Timber of Our Humanity 67
4. From the Ground Up: Does the Well-Ordered Soul Develop Naturally? 69
5. Found Wanting: The Question of the Adequacy of the Human Being 91
Interlude: Bitter Lessons 111
II. Word from On High 121
6. Bow Down: Must People, to Be Good, Submit to Authority? 123
7. Built upon Sand: Can a Good Order Be Based on Hierarchy? 143
Interlude: Handling Wild Creatures 161
III. Under Construction 169
8. In What We Trust? Do We Have the Moorings We Need? 171
9. A Passion for the Whole: When Bad Things Happen Because of Good People 183
Interlude: A Colonel of Truth 209
10. The Idiocy and Theodicy: What Does This Creation Say about the Creator? 219
Interlude: A Hand in the Miracle 247
11. Under Construction: An Evolutionary View of Order 259
Interlude: The Creature and the Creation, Revisited 295
12. The One Truth and the Many: How Can Good Order Be Built from What We Can Know of Truth? 303
Conclusion: Choices 337
13. Choices 339
Notes 375
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 98031588 (OCoLC)39963315
Additional Authors: NetLibrary, Inc
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 98031588
ISBN: 0585077940 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0262194147
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-378)
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
Physical Description: viii, 378 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 42856043
ISBN/ISSN: 0585077940

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