Journals Higher Education



13 March 2015

504 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199348657

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Soul, Self, and Society

The New Morality and the Modern State

Edward L. Rubin

  • An engagingly written big-idea book that encompasses the last millennium of western civilization
  • Provides a powerful and clear explanation how both moral orders and types of government rise and fall
  • Speaks directly to today's political and cultural controversies, demonstrating how proponents and opponents of policies like gay marriage and abortion rights are grounded in different moral orders that are centuries old
  • Connects morality with the prevailing system of governance, explaining the tight connections between moral cultures and the types of government that dominate in an era

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