The Resource Market complicity and Christian ethics, by Albino Barrera

Market complicity and Christian ethics, by Albino Barrera

Label
Market complicity and Christian ethics
Title
Market complicity and Christian ethics
Statement of responsibility
by Albino Barrera
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Christian ethics has increasingly assumed a central place within academic theology. At the same time the growing power and ambiguity of modern science and the rising dissatisfaction within the social sciences about claims to value-neutrality have prompted renewed interest in ethics within the secular academic world. There is, therefore, a need for studies in Christian ethics which, as well as being concerned with the relevance of Christian ethics to the present-day secular debate, are well informed about parallel discussions in recent philosophy, science or social science"--
  • "The marketplace is a remarkable social institution that has greatly extended our reach so shoppers in the West can now buy fresh-cut flowers, vegetables, and tropical fruits grown halfway across the globe even in the depths of winter. However, these expanded choices have also come with considerable moral responsibilities as our economic decisions can have far-reaching effects by either ennobling or debasing human lives. Albino Barrera examines our own moral responsibilities for the distant harms of our market transactions from a Christian viewpoint, identifying how the market's division of labour makes us unwitting collaborators in others' wrongdoing and in collective ills. His important account covers a range of different subjects, including law, economics, philosophy, and theology, in order to identify the injurious ripple effects of our market activities"--
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
241.644
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1251
LC item number
.B346 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New studies in Christian ethics
Label
Market complicity and Christian ethics, by Albino Barrera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Part I. Theory: Material Cooperation in Economic Life: 1. The nature of material cooperation and moral complicity; 2. Complicity in what?: The problem of accumulative harms; 3. Too small and morally insignificant? The problem of overdetermination; 4. Who is morally responsible in the chain of causation? The problem of interdependence; Part II. Application: A Typology of Market-Mediated Complicity: A. Hard Complicity: 5. Benefiting from and enabling wrongdoing; 6. Precipitating gratuitous harms; B. Soft Complicity: 7. Leaving severe pecuniary externalities unattended; 8. Reinforcing injurious socioeconomic structures; Part III. Synthesis and Conclusions: 9. Toward a theology of economic responsibility; 10. Synthesis: Christian ethics and blameworthy material cooperation; References; Index
Control code
000045973331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 312 p.
Isbn
9781107003156
Lccn
2010030375
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.b25354991
System control number
eblnew1107003156

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