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The Freedom Paradox
Clive Hamilton

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The Freedom Paradox

towards a post-secular ethics

Allen & Unwin (2008)
#412
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9781741755077
230 x 152 mm | English
Dewey 178
LOC Class. HB801 .H288 2008
LOC Contr. 2008425262

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In this book, Hamilton forms a radical reconsideration of the meaning of freedom in the modern world, and a proposal for what he calls a "post-secular ethics"an ethics to supercede the mores of the post-1968 Western world. Despite all of the personal and political freedoms we now enjoy in the West, Clive argues that our "inner freedom," our very human capacity for considered will and the very ethical basis of our society, has been compromised by our relentless focus on impulse and immediate gratification. Drawing on the great metaphysical philosophers Kant and Schopenhauer, Hamilton develops a new theory of morality for our times. He argues that true inner freedom and acting according to moral law are one and the same, and essential to reaching psychological maturity.

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Includes index.

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