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The Resource Real American ethics : taking responsibility for our country, Albert Borgmann, (electronic resource)

Real American ethics : taking responsibility for our country, Albert Borgmann, (electronic resource)

Label
Real American ethics : taking responsibility for our country
Title
Real American ethics
Title remainder
taking responsibility for our country
Statement of responsibility
Albert Borgmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description for Real American ethics : taking responsibility for our country / Albert Borgmann. America is a wonderful and magnificent country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it also has its share of warts. It is embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even illegal. It continues to ravage the natural environment and ignore poverty both at home and abroad, and its culture is increasingly driven by materialism and consumerism. But America, for better or for worse, is still a nation that we have built. So why then, asks Albert Borgmann in this most timely and urgent work, are we failing to take responsibility for it? In Real American Ethics, Borgmann asks us to reevaluate our role in the making of American values. Taking his cue from Winston Churchill -- who once observed that we shape our buildings, and then our buildings shape us -- Borgmann considers the power of our most enduring institutions and the condition of our present moral makeup to propose inspired new ways in which we, as ordinary citizens, can act to improve our country. This, he shows, includes everything from where we choose to live and what we spend our money on to daunting tasks like the reshaping of our cities -- habits and actions that can guide us to more accomplished and virtuous lives. Using prose that is easy and direct throughout, Borgmann's position is grounded neither by conservative nor liberal ideology, but in his understanding that he is a devoted citizen among many. In an age in which the blame game is the only game in town, this patriotic book is an eloquent reminder of the political strength we all wield when we work together
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Borgmann, Albert
Dewey number
170.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ethics
  • United States
Label
Real American ethics : taking responsibility for our country, Albert Borgmann, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • pt. 1.
  • Theoretical ethics
  • 4.
  • Moral landmarks
  • 5.
  • Jefferson and Kant
  • 6.
  • The pursuit of happiness
  • 7.
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Preface
  • 8.
  • John Rawls
  • pt. 2.
  • Practical ethics
  • 9.
  • Theory and practice
  • Introduction : the place of ethics
  • 1.
  • Real American ethics
  • 2.
  • Decency and passion
  • 3.
  • Kinds of ethics
  • 13.
  • The economy of the household
  • 14.
  • The design of public space
  • 15.
  • Realizing American ethics
  • Notes
  • Index
  • 10.
  • Personal virtues
  • 11.
  • Political virtues
  • pt. 3.
  • Real ethics
  • 12.
  • Recognizing reality
Control code
ocn649914315
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226066356
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649914315
Label
Real American ethics : taking responsibility for our country, Albert Borgmann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • pt. 1.
  • Theoretical ethics
  • 4.
  • Moral landmarks
  • 5.
  • Jefferson and Kant
  • 6.
  • The pursuit of happiness
  • 7.
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Preface
  • 8.
  • John Rawls
  • pt. 2.
  • Practical ethics
  • 9.
  • Theory and practice
  • Introduction : the place of ethics
  • 1.
  • Real American ethics
  • 2.
  • Decency and passion
  • 3.
  • Kinds of ethics
  • 13.
  • The economy of the household
  • 14.
  • The design of public space
  • 15.
  • Realizing American ethics
  • Notes
  • Index
  • 10.
  • Personal virtues
  • 11.
  • Political virtues
  • pt. 3.
  • Real ethics
  • 12.
  • Recognizing reality
Control code
ocn649914315
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226066356
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649914315

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