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The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce, Deirdre N. McCloskey

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The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce
Title
The bourgeois virtues
Title remainder
ethics for an age of commerce
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre N. McCloskey
Title variation
Ethics for an age of commerce
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Language
eng
Summary
"For a century and a half, the artists and intellectuals of Europe have scorned the bourgeoisie. And for a millennium and a half, the philosophers and theologians of Europe have scorned the marketplace. The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken's "booboisie" and David Brooks's "bobos"--all have been, and still are, framed as being responsible for everything from financial to moral poverty, world wars, and spiritual desuetude. Countering these centuries of assumptions and unexamined thinking is Deirdre McCloskey's The Bourgeois Virtues, a magnum opus that offers a radical view: capitalism is good for us. McCloskey's sweeping, charming, and even humorous survey of ethical thought and economic realities--from Plato to Barbara Ehrenreich--overturns every assumption we have about being bourgeois. Can you be virtuous and bourgeois? Do markets improve ethics? Has capitalism made us better as well as richer? Yes, yes, and yes, argues McCloskey, who takes on centuries of capitalism's critics with her erudition and sheer scope of knowledge. Applying a new tradition of "virtue ethics" to our lives in modern economies, she affirms American capitalism without ignoring its faults and celebrates the bourgeois lives we actually live, without supposing that they must be lives without ethical foundations. High Noon, Kant, Bill Murray, the modern novel, van Gogh, and of course economics and the economy all come into play in a book that can only be described as a monumental project and a life's work. The Bourgeois Virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism--and a surprising page-turner."--Publisher's website
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McCloskey, Deirdre N
Dewey number
174
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.M5534 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capitalism
  • Commerce
  • Social ethics
  • Business ethics
  • Virtues
  • Economic history
Label
The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce, Deirdre N. McCloskey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [557]-588) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Probatio A : Modern capitalism makes us richer
  • 4.
  • Probatio B : And lets us live longer
  • 5.
  • Probatio C : And improve our ethics
  • 6.
  • Refutatio : Anticapitalism is bad for us
  • 7.
  • Peroratio
  • Appeal
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • The very word "virtue"
  • 2.
  • The very word "bourgeois:
  • 3.
  • On not being spooked by the word "bourgeois"
  • pt. 1.
  • The Christian and feminine virtues : love
  • 4.
  • The first virtue : love profane and sacred
  • Acknowledgments
  • 5.
  • Love and the transcendent
  • 6.
  • Sweet love vs. interest
  • 7.
  • Bourgeois economists against love
  • 8.
  • Love and the bourgeoisie
  • 9.
  • Solidarity regained
  • Apology : A brief for the bourgeois virtues
  • pt. 2.
  • The Christian and feminine virtues : faith and hope
  • 10.
  • Faith as identity
  • 11.
  • Hope and its banishment
  • 12.
  • Against the sacred
  • 13.
  • Van Gogh and the transcendent profane
  • 1.
  • 14.
  • Humility and truth
  • 15.
  • Economic theology
  • pt. 3.
  • The pagan and masculine virtues : courage, with temperance
  • 16.
  • The good of courage
  • 17.
  • Anachronistic courage in the bourgeoisie
  • Exordium : the good bourgeois
  • 18.
  • Taciturn courage against the "feminine"
  • 19.
  • Bourgeois vs. queer
  • 20.
  • Balancing courage
  • 2.
  • Narratio : How ethics fell
  • 3.
  • 24.
  • Evil as imbalance, inner and outer : temperance and justice
  • 25.
  • The pagan-ethical bourgeois
  • pt. 5.
  • Systematizing the seven virtues
  • 26.
  • The system of the virtues
  • 27.
  • A philosophical psychology?
  • pt. 4.
  • 28.
  • Ethical striving
  • 29.
  • Ethical realism
  • 30.
  • Against reduction
  • 31.
  • Character(s)
  • 32.
  • Antimonism again
  • The androgynous virtues : prudence and justice
  • 33.
  • Why not one virtue?
  • 34.
  • Dropping the virtues, 1532-1958
  • 35.
  • Other lists
  • 36.
  • Eastern and other ways
  • 37.
  • Needing virtues
  • 21.
  • pt. 6.
  • The bourgeois uses of the virtues
  • 38.
  • P & S and the capitalist life
  • 39.
  • Sacred reasons
  • 40.
  • Not by P alone
  • 41.
  • The myth of modern rationality
  • Prudence is a virtue
  • 42.
  • God's deal
  • 43.
  • Necessary excess?
  • 44.
  • good work
  • 45.
  • Wage slavery
  • 46.
  • The rich
  • 22.
  • 47.
  • Good barons
  • 48.
  • The anxieties of bourgeois virtues
  • Postscript : The unfinished case for the bourgeois virtues
  • Notes
  • Works cited
  • Index
  • The monomania of Immanuel Kant
  • 23.
  • The storied character of virtue
Control code
62085460
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 616 pages
Isbn
9780226556635
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005029657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce, Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [557]-588) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Probatio A : Modern capitalism makes us richer
  • 4.
  • Probatio B : And lets us live longer
  • 5.
  • Probatio C : And improve our ethics
  • 6.
  • Refutatio : Anticapitalism is bad for us
  • 7.
  • Peroratio
  • Appeal
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • The very word "virtue"
  • 2.
  • The very word "bourgeois:
  • 3.
  • On not being spooked by the word "bourgeois"
  • pt. 1.
  • The Christian and feminine virtues : love
  • 4.
  • The first virtue : love profane and sacred
  • Acknowledgments
  • 5.
  • Love and the transcendent
  • 6.
  • Sweet love vs. interest
  • 7.
  • Bourgeois economists against love
  • 8.
  • Love and the bourgeoisie
  • 9.
  • Solidarity regained
  • Apology : A brief for the bourgeois virtues
  • pt. 2.
  • The Christian and feminine virtues : faith and hope
  • 10.
  • Faith as identity
  • 11.
  • Hope and its banishment
  • 12.
  • Against the sacred
  • 13.
  • Van Gogh and the transcendent profane
  • 1.
  • 14.
  • Humility and truth
  • 15.
  • Economic theology
  • pt. 3.
  • The pagan and masculine virtues : courage, with temperance
  • 16.
  • The good of courage
  • 17.
  • Anachronistic courage in the bourgeoisie
  • Exordium : the good bourgeois
  • 18.
  • Taciturn courage against the "feminine"
  • 19.
  • Bourgeois vs. queer
  • 20.
  • Balancing courage
  • 2.
  • Narratio : How ethics fell
  • 3.
  • 24.
  • Evil as imbalance, inner and outer : temperance and justice
  • 25.
  • The pagan-ethical bourgeois
  • pt. 5.
  • Systematizing the seven virtues
  • 26.
  • The system of the virtues
  • 27.
  • A philosophical psychology?
  • pt. 4.
  • 28.
  • Ethical striving
  • 29.
  • Ethical realism
  • 30.
  • Against reduction
  • 31.
  • Character(s)
  • 32.
  • Antimonism again
  • The androgynous virtues : prudence and justice
  • 33.
  • Why not one virtue?
  • 34.
  • Dropping the virtues, 1532-1958
  • 35.
  • Other lists
  • 36.
  • Eastern and other ways
  • 37.
  • Needing virtues
  • 21.
  • pt. 6.
  • The bourgeois uses of the virtues
  • 38.
  • P & S and the capitalist life
  • 39.
  • Sacred reasons
  • 40.
  • Not by P alone
  • 41.
  • The myth of modern rationality
  • Prudence is a virtue
  • 42.
  • God's deal
  • 43.
  • Necessary excess?
  • 44.
  • good work
  • 45.
  • Wage slavery
  • 46.
  • The rich
  • 22.
  • 47.
  • Good barons
  • 48.
  • The anxieties of bourgeois virtues
  • Postscript : The unfinished case for the bourgeois virtues
  • Notes
  • Works cited
  • Index
  • The monomania of Immanuel Kant
  • 23.
  • The storied character of virtue
Control code
62085460
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 616 pages
Isbn
9780226556635
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005029657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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