The Ethics of Modernity: Formation and Transformation in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Ethics, Modern - 281 pages
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Based on intensive, long-term study, this comparative book traces the role of ethics in the formation of modernity in four Western nations (the US, Britain, France, and Germany). Münch's analysis spans several centuries of historical and political development. While ethics has played a clear role in the West's transition to modernity, he shows that its role has varied substantially and that it has influenced the development of each nation's political and social institutions. The book begins with an assessment of the ethics of the West in contrast with the East. Münch then looks at the formation of the ethics of modernity from ancient Judaism to ascetic Protestantism and modern secularized culture. The Ethics of Modernity builds a systematic reconstruction of the ethical formation of modernity in its different stages and variations, concluding with current globalization trends.

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The Western Culture of Instrumental Activism
Ethics and the World A Comparative View
From Ancient Judaism to Ascetic Protestantism
Britain Tradition and Reform
France Routine and Revolution
Germany Conformity and Alienation
United States Continuity and Renewal
Ethics and the World A Comparative Developmental History
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Richard Münch is professor of sociology at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

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