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The Resource Debating the good society : a quest to bridge America's moral divide, Andrew Bard Schmookler

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

Label
Debating the good society : a quest to bridge America's moral divide
Title
Debating the good society
Title remainder
a quest to bridge America's moral divide
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Bard Schmookler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through the ingenious means of a fictional Internet conversation among two dozen or so Americans from various walks of life and every shade of the ideological spectrum, Debating the Good Society probes two questions lying at the heart of the ongoing culture war in contemporary America: Where does goodness come from, and how is good social order to be achieved?"--BOOK JACKET. "Traditionalists and conservatives, who tend to view human nature as inherently sinful, argue that good order must be imposed from above, by parental authority and ruling powers, by the forces of law and tradition, and, ultimately, by God. Counterculturalists and liberals, who tend to believe in the inherent goodness of human nature, claim that well-supported children will develop into well-ordered adults and that adults empowered to make their own choices will form a healthy, well-ordered society."--BOOK JACKET. "By exposing the limitations of both points of view, Andrew Bard Schmookler shows how the culture war presents a challenge to all Americans. This challenge is to integrate the half-truths advanced by both sides into a higher wisdom, one that promises to take the American experiment - to see whether humans can enjoy both the blessings of liberty and the fruits of good order - to the next level of its evolution, toward which it has been straining for the better part of a century."--Jacket
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Schmookler, Andrew Bard
Dewey number
306/.0973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Social values
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
Label
Debating the good society : a quest to bridge America's moral divide, Andrew Bard Schmookler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-378)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Dance of Polarization
  • Time for Us to Listen
  • Historical Currents
  • Signs of Disorder
  • Let's Mix It Up
  • Spinning a Few Threads
  • Checking in on Business
  • Back Out from My Court
  • Do They Need to Be Pushed, or Will They Jump?
  • All of a Piece
  • Introduction: The Design from Argument
  • Who Are You to Judge?
  • Is Anything Really Good?
  • For Whose Good?
  • The Power of Ideas
  • Interlude: Another Meeting in the Garden
  • Overwhelmed by Complexity
  • The Challenge of Creation
  • The Crooked Timber of Our Humanity
  • From the Ground Up: Does the Well-Ordered Soul Develop Naturally?
  • Nature Isn't a One-Story Building
  • The Nintendo Dilemma
  • Higher Faculties
  • Foundations and Superstructure
  • If You Will
  • As Water Flows
  • Visions of the Kingdom of Reason
  • The Greatest Teacher
  • A Somber Empiricism
  • Reality Check
  • Found Wanting: The Question of the Adequacy of the Human Being
  • Creatures of Habit
  • The Good Order Group
  • Rigged Experiments
  • Pressed into the Mold
  • The Critique of Reason
  • Following Tradition
  • Interlude: Bitter Lessons
  • Word from On High
  • Bow Down: Must People, to Be Good, Submit to Authority?
  • Gate-crashers
  • Law and Order
  • Minding Our Betters
  • Trust but Verify
  • The Anarchist Vision: A World without Coercion
  • A Story of a Delayed Splash
  • Overarching Order
  • Submission to the Will of God
  • The Noble Savage
  • Constructing Some Frames
  • A Consultation in the Garden
  • Ideas Growing Out of the Soil of Experience
Control code
ocm42856043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 378 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585077949
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42856043
Label
Debating the good society : a quest to bridge America's moral divide, Andrew Bard Schmookler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-378)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The Dance of Polarization
  • Time for Us to Listen
  • Historical Currents
  • Signs of Disorder
  • Let's Mix It Up
  • Spinning a Few Threads
  • Checking in on Business
  • Back Out from My Court
  • Do They Need to Be Pushed, or Will They Jump?
  • All of a Piece
  • Introduction: The Design from Argument
  • Who Are You to Judge?
  • Is Anything Really Good?
  • For Whose Good?
  • The Power of Ideas
  • Interlude: Another Meeting in the Garden
  • Overwhelmed by Complexity
  • The Challenge of Creation
  • The Crooked Timber of Our Humanity
  • From the Ground Up: Does the Well-Ordered Soul Develop Naturally?
  • Nature Isn't a One-Story Building
  • The Nintendo Dilemma
  • Higher Faculties
  • Foundations and Superstructure
  • If You Will
  • As Water Flows
  • Visions of the Kingdom of Reason
  • The Greatest Teacher
  • A Somber Empiricism
  • Reality Check
  • Found Wanting: The Question of the Adequacy of the Human Being
  • Creatures of Habit
  • The Good Order Group
  • Rigged Experiments
  • Pressed into the Mold
  • The Critique of Reason
  • Following Tradition
  • Interlude: Bitter Lessons
  • Word from On High
  • Bow Down: Must People, to Be Good, Submit to Authority?
  • Gate-crashers
  • Law and Order
  • Minding Our Betters
  • Trust but Verify
  • The Anarchist Vision: A World without Coercion
  • A Story of a Delayed Splash
  • Overarching Order
  • Submission to the Will of God
  • The Noble Savage
  • Constructing Some Frames
  • A Consultation in the Garden
  • Ideas Growing Out of the Soil of Experience
Control code
ocm42856043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 378 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585077949
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42856043

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