Integrating Ethics, Social Responsibility and Governance: A Green Economics Perspective: Towards Ethics, Philosophy & Culture for the 21st and 22nd Centuries [Paperback]
All over the world people are searching for answers and explaination of their place in the world in the 21st century. This book is an attempt to raise some of the issues and to provide some solutions or pointers as to where those solutions might lie. One of the Editors, Miriam Kennet having just returned from visiting Athens, is currently involved in rethinking some of the philosophical positions of early writers on ec0nomics. Western philosophy is epitomised by the classical Greek period which produced very clear thinking and Socratic style debate. However in Athens democracy did not extend to women or slaves and so most of the population was entirely disenfranchised. This lack of empowerment has continued to come down to us as a disdain for poverty and a wish to be rich among significant proportions of the population and concerned Socrates at the time and his insistence in worrying about it may have contributed to his untimely death for his ideas. This and is very clearly discussed in Alain de Botton's exciting philosophical work The Consolations of Philosophy. (2000). As the continuous pursuit of riches is really no l0nger viable in the 21st century as we come up against the exhaustion of our finite planet's resources, we must find ourselves a new ethic in order to allow us to understand our place and our role in the globalised economy. The lack of such an ethic is perhaps creating malaise which is manifesting itself in a mismatch between the rulers and the ruled and in an age of revolution not unlike the 1848 revolutions, during which many countries experienced political unrest.
Paperback: 420 pages
Publisher: The Green Economics Institute (4 Nov 2013)
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