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The ethical crises of civilization : moral meltdown or advance? / Leslie Lipson

Main Author Lipson, Leslie Country Estados Unidos. Publication Newbury Park : Sage, cop. 1993 Description XX, 343 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-8039-5243-0 CDU 17.023.36
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According to Lipson, we are at a critical stage in our history. It is clear that there has been a lowering of ethical standards in many sectors of our society. Both promise and peril confront humanity at this time. Along with the ability to annihilate the world, we have acquired the knowledge to improve the quality of life for more people than ever before. The author examines periods in history where similar conditions have existed, seeking to comprehend what is at stake in our present age, and calls for revolution in our ethical practices. Finally, he considers whether the current moral and ethical crisis will be resolved.

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  • Prologue - The Paradox of Our Time
  • This-Worldly China, Other-Worldly India
  • The Split Personality of Western Civilization
  • The Rise and Decline of Civilizations
  • Creative Eras and Areas
  • Humanity's First Great Moral Advance
  • The Enlightment and the Age of Progress
  • The Two Profiles of the Contemporary World
  • Our Rights and Duties, and Our Education
  • The Two Profiles of the Contemporary World (Continued)
  • Social and Political Patterns
  • Into a New Millennium

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